Israel, which sits on an active fault line, to install early-warning system for earthquakes

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Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd.

By Zafrir Rinat

Nanometrics and its partner Motorola Israel will provide the system that will give people time to enter reinforced rooms or leave for open areas outdoors

Canadian company Nanometrics has been selected to install an earthquake early-warning system in Israel that gives a 10-to-30-second alert between the epicenter’s first wave and the destructive wave that follows.

The Ottawa-based company, which won a bidding process along with its partner Motorola Israel, is expected to have the system functional within a year at the cost of 35 million shekels ($9.8 million).

The system will include 120 stations in three earthquake-prone areas: the Dead Sea valley, the Jordan Valley and the Haifa area. Sixty-five of the stations will be new, while the rest will be upgraded existing stations.

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