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UW gets federal money to boost early-warning system for West Coast earthquakes

Damage in Pioneer Square from the 02/28 earthquake
Image Credit: ​Wikimedia: FEMA: Public Domain

The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded $4.9 million to six universities and a nonprofit to help advance an early-warning system for earthquakes along the West Coast. The federal agency says the ShakeAlert system could give people seconds or up to a minute of warning before strong shaking begins. The University of Washington, Central Washington University and University of Oregon are among those receiving grants. Congress provided $10.2 million to the USGS earthquake hazards program earlier this year.

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Originally posted on The Seattle Times by The Associated Press
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