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What will happen if a mega earthquake hits California

California is located in a hot-zone of fault lines that can rupture without warning. Parts of the San Andreas fault have not ruptured in over 200 years, meaning it’s overdue for a high-magnitude earthquake commonly referred to as “The Big One.” Here’s what experts say could happen in seconds, hours, […]
What will happen if a mega earthquake hits California
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California’s recent earthquakes were a surprise to residents, but an app that warns of quakes up to 90 seconds in advance could one day save countless lives

Los Angeles is the first US city to publicly release an early earthquake warning app. Known as ShakeAlertLA, the app alerts residents in the event of a magnitude 5.0 earthquake or greater. The high alert threshold explains why LA residents weren’t warned of the 7.1-magnitude quake that struck Ridgecrest, a […]
California’s recent earthquakes were a surprise to residents, but an app that warns of quakes up to 90 seconds in advance could one day save countless lives