Earthquake Early Warning System has been created to predict an earthquake before it happens. While California experiences earthquakes regularly, we will never feel many of them.  On August 29th, there was a magnitude 4.4 earthquake, and within seconds of impact, there were reports on Twitter that the shaking was felt all over the Los Angeles area. Twitter is helpful to confirm if what you felt was really an earthquake.

What if you want to know the quake was coming before the shaking starts? – Earthquake Early Warning System

The USGS has partnered with a select few private sector organizations to deliver these warnings. Leveraging over 1,000 USGS sensors, SkyAlert collaborates closely with the USGS to bring earthquake early warnings to businesses and organizations* in the West Coast. SkyAlert’s technology receives real-time data about incoming earthquakes and calculates the localized expected to shake intensity and time until impact.

*Per the agreement with USGS, SkyAlert’s broadcast and mobile app notification service are currently only available for organizations and businesses entities. Please email if you’d like to install an Earthquake Early Warning system in your organization, or if you’d like to join the waiting list for access to the consumer app.

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