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House panel decides it doesn't want Californians to fall into the sea
House panel decides it doesn't want Californians to fall into the sea

As much as Republicans might yearn for deep-blue California to fall into the deep blue ocean, the GOP-led House Appropriations Committee agreed this week to provide $5 million to support the development of an earthquake early warning system that could help reduce the injuries and damage caused by a big quake. The funding was only about a third of the amount sought by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and two dozen other Western state representatives. But it will enable the U.S. Geological Survey and its partners, including the California Institute of Technology and UC Berkeley, to start the transition from a test system to a fully operational one. Lucy Jones, a USGS seismologist working on...

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