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Early-Warning System for Earthquakes Urged

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State Sen. Alex Padilla, (D) Pacoima. (Courtesy LA Times)

LOS ANGELES (LA Times) — A state lawmaker is proposing to have California create an earthquake early warning system based on recent scientific breakthroughs.

State Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) plans to unveil his legislation on Monday at the California Institute of Technology Seismological Laboratory in Pasadena, where he will be joined by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, Caltech and UC Berkeley.

Padilla’s proposal follows the release three weeks ago of a study by Caltech and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology that concluded for the first time that a quake involving both the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas might be possible.

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