Californians Are Finally Getting an Earthquake Warning System
The launch of a statewide earthquake alert system was formally announced in San Francisco Thursday, exactly 30 years after the devastating Loma Prieta quake.
The system, MyShake, will issue amber-style alerts via mobile devices about 10-15 seconds before shaking begins in a 4.5 magnitude earthquake or higher. An app is also available for download.
The system was developed by experts at the University of California, Berkeley. It comes at a time of heightened earthquake activity across the state.