Seismic Warning Systems has stepped up to provide funding for the ANZA seismic research network operated by the Scripps Institute for Oceanography after federal funding was withdrawn.
A business that seeks to provide clients with several seconds of advance notice when an earthquake strikes is expanding in Southern California by buying capacity on a local scientific radio communications network.
Seismic Warning Systems today announced it had joined the HPWREN wireless consortium to provide communications for its earthquake warning system in Southern California.
Local Santa Cruz company provided the earthquake warning in use in Vallejo fire stations during the South Napa earthquake
A few seconds of warning before a major earthquake could save lives. That's why California legislators passed a bill last year asking officials to set up a seismic early warning system. The law also requires this system to be a public and private venture, but working out the details of that arrangement hasn't been easy.
To implement a statewide earthquake early warning system, public and private sectors must come to an agreement on key details.
The Imperial County Board of Supervisors approved a $250,000 award to Seismic Warning Systems, Inc. of Scotts Valley, to deploy the nation's first regional earthquake warning system, officials announced on Tuesday.
California is now just a signature away from an early earthquake warning system. Thursday night the State Assembly passed a bill that promises to pave the way.