File Photo: Northridge Earthquake
PASADENA (CNS) A San Fernando Valley lawmaker introduced proposed legislation today that would create an $80 million earthquake-warning system designed to give California residents as much as 60 seconds of advance notice of a temblor.
"California is going to have an earthquake early warning system; the question is whether we have one before or after the next big quake,'' Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Van Nuys, said at a news conference at Caltech in Pasadena.
Padilla said the system would work using a system of sensors located throughout the state that would provide as much as one minute of warning of a pending quake. He cited a recent study by Caltech and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology that concluded such a system could be implemented.
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