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Pacific Northwest universities receive grants for West Coast quake warnings

“The next full-margin rupture of the Cascadia subduction zone will
spell the worst natural disaster in the history of the continent.”
Credit Illustration: Christoph Niemann; Map by Ziggymaj / Getty

– “Feds award money to boost warnings for West Coast quakes”
“The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded $4.9 million to six universities and a nonprofit to help advance an early warning system for earthquakes along the West Coast.

The federal agency says the ShakeAlert system could give people seconds or up to a minute of warning before strong shaking begins.

The University of Washington, Central Washington University and University of Oregon are among those receiving grants.

Congress provided $10.2 million in money to the USGS earthquake hazards program earlier this year,” from the Associated Press, KING-5 TV News.
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Posted by Steve on September 8, 2017 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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