Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New $80million earthquake alert system will give Californians 60 seconds to 'duck and cover' before worst shockwaves hit

Plans for an £50 million ($80m) Earthquake early warning system for California have been unveiled.

The ShakeAlert system, which has taken ten years to develop, would give a minute's warning of a major quake.

Experts say this would give residents critical time for residents to 'duck and cover' and for utilities to power down.