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Earthquake Warning System Gets an Upgrade

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California's earthquake warning system is getting a much needed upgrade with new monitors currently being installed, according to the LA Times. A five-second warning may not seem like a lot, but it could be enough when a major quake erupts outside an urban area: "Those precious seconds could allow emergency officials to shut off gas and water lines, raise fire station doors, stop subway operations and possibly even warn the public of shaking to come." Maybe we can put Los Angeles' antique air sirens back to work now?