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.

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