Early warning system for Japan Earthquakes

As Japan deals with the seismic shock that damaged the world’s biggest nuclear plant, killed 10 people and injured more than 1,000 this week, it’s also lunging forward in earthquake preparedness — a field in which it leads the globe.

Starting in October, the country that’s in one of the most quake-prone areas in the world will transmit temblor warnings through TV, radio, cell phones and even home devices. The alerts are meant to warn residents up to 20 seconds before the shaking starts.

Doesn’t seem like much time, huh? But in mere seconds, a student could duck under a desk, a utility company could close a gas line and a doctor could delay surgery.


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