Calif. Assembly panel OKs bill to develop earthquake-warning system

The California Assembly Governmental Organization Committee has cleared a bill that would allow the California Institute of Technology and the University of California to work with state and federal agencies to establish a system to provide early earthquake warnings. "We all know a big quake will hit again in the future. We should be smart and use our science and technology to detect seismic activity and alert people in advance of destructive shaking," state Sen. Alex Padilla said in a statement.

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