Early Warning Labs Partners With USGS To Create An Earthquake Warning App

TechCrunch

The ability to predict, detect and warn about an earthquake in time to save lives is in its infancy. But a small startup out of Santa Monica is apply modern cloud computing technology to do just that. Early stage earthquake detection startup Early Warning Labs has partnered with the U.S. Government to build QuakeAlert, a system that can warn California residents that an earthquake is about to happen 30 seconds ahead of time.

app-adapterThis could be pretty useful for the Golden state, where faults run up and down the entire coast and earthquakes are common. Most of the quakes aren’t really much to write home about, but you never know when a big one will hit and do some real damage. According to the California Geological Survey, a total of six 7.0 or greater magnitude earthquakes have hit the California coast in the last 100 years. But even small…

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