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ShakeAlert comes to LA Metro

  • 1 mth ago

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will deploy the ShakeAlert earthquake warning technology to the city’s bus and rail facilities. Once installed, the technology will give systems a few seconds warning prior to an earthquake – enough time to shut down equipment to minimize damage and prevent injuries.

Southern California experiences 30 earthquakes every day. While many of those events are not strong enough to cause major damage, the ever-present threat looms over residents year round.

“Being able to add this system at our bus and rail facilities enables us to enhance the resiliency of the system and keep our services running for the public,” LA Metro Senior Director of Emergency Services Aldon Bordenave told Next City.

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