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Some People's Phones Told Them Wednesday's Quake Was Coming Ahead Of Time

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Just before waves from the 5.5 magnitude earthquake reached Los Angeles Wednesday evening, some people were warned that shaking was coming.

“I looked at my phone and I said to my husband, ‘We have 30 seconds. There’s a five point something earthquake coming,’” said Ginny Brideau who lives in downtown L.A.

She, her husband, and their daughter used the opportunity to brace themselves.

Brideau had downloaded California's MyShake app, which is connected to the state's earthquake early warning system.

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But while she and 20,000 others benefited from the warning - plenty of others who'd signed up didn't get any advance notice.

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