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Earthquake early warnings could go public in 2 years
Earthquake early warnings could go public in 2 years

An earthquake early-warning system could be available to the public in as little as two years once enough funding is secured, a top federal scientist said this week. The U.S. Congress just approved $5 million to develop earthquake an early-warning system, but officials said they need $16.1 million a year to fully build out the system and maintain it for California, Oregon and Washington state. “It’s our estimate that once the full funding arrives, we’ll be able to roll out to the public release in about two years,” Doug Given, earthquake early warning coordinator for the USGS, told reporters at Caltech on Monday. The two years are needed to buy and install...

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