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Early Warning

The set of capacities needed to generate and disseminate timely and meaningful warning information to enable individuals, communities and organizations threatened by a hazard to prepare and to act appropriately and in sufficient time to reduce the possibility of harm or loss

Downtown Napa, by Flickr user Matthew Keys, CC BY-ND 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewkeys/14836996067

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...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action

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