By John Cornelison on
12/1/2014 9:32 AM
According to the LA Times
, the entire west coast should get access to the first generation of early earthquake warnings as early as next year. Dependent on congress’ upcoming vote, the budget would be some $16 million annually.
The new system would be the first generation, after a bare-bones prototype system has proven the concept over the last year or so in a limited set of locations. California would go from 200 to 400 sensors while 275 sensors are apparently all that are currently planned for Oregon and Washington.
Specialized systems have been in place for years. For instance the Alaskan Way Viaduct automatically is closed...