Earthquake warning http://www.kplu.org en Prototype early warning system worked during Calif. quake http://www.kplu.org/post/prototype-early-warning-system-worked-during-calif-quake A prototype earthquake early warning system worked as designed when an actual quake gently shook California last Friday. Researchers reported the results Tuesday at the annual meeting of American seismologists.<p>Last year, a private foundation in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey gave a multimillion dollar grant to create an automated earthquake warning system for the Pacific Coast states.<p>The idea is to provide advance notice to prepare people for severe shaking. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 17:25:40 +0000 Tom Banse 4792 at http://www.kplu.org Prototype early warning system worked during Calif. quake Early Warning, Preparing Could Curb NW Megaquake's Wrath (script) http://www.kplu.org/post/early-warning-preparing-could-curb-nw-megaquakes-wrath-script <p>PORTLAND - The massive earthquake that struck Japan in March of this year devastated that country. But it could have caused even more damage if Japan didn&rsquo;t have a high-tech early warning system. Now, Northwest scientists are beginning to install a network of sensors that could send out alerts when a megaquake is on its way. As journalist Bill Lascher found, North America&rsquo;s first earthquake alert system would be more sophisticated than the one in Japan.</p> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 23:20:44 +0000 Bill Lascher 3324 at http://www.kplu.org Early Warning, Preparing Could Curb NW Megaquake's Wrath (script)