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US: Ten second warning on Napa earthquake gives hope for the Big One

25 Aug 2014, SMH

An earthquake early-warning system provided an alert 10 seconds before the magnitude-6.0 earthquake that hit San Francisco and northern California's Napa Valley on Sunday, causing no fatalities. A statewide system, that could give downtown Los Angeles 40 to 50 seconds of warning of a "Big One" (about magnitude-9.0) headed from the San Andreas fault, is announced in the next few years...

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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Flood 2008 11,000,148
Storm 2004 5,000,000
Storm 1999 3,000,010
Storm 2008 2,100,000
Storm 1985 1,000,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
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