Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Mexico City’s Earthquake Early Warning System Likely Saved Lives Today!
March 20th, 2012
After the massive earthquake that hit Mexico City earlier today, it was somewhat reported that an earthquake early-warning system in Mexico City allowed for a 60 second advanced warning for residents to get out doors to safety. (Sixty second advanced warning was reported by KNX Radio 1070 AM Los Angeles at approx. 1345 local time.) Sixty seconds may not sound like alot, but it might just be enough to get out of a building before any potential collapse.
Anyway, so the story had many in California who heard the report saying: “What earthquake early-warning system? Such a warning system exists?!?” And, "You say they have them in Mexico City yet we have none of them here?!?!?"
See: Early Quake Detection Helps in Mexico
Can you say: “Repeal the Eleventh Amendment!!”?
(And, “Build in accordance with earthquake building codes everywhere in the United States!!”)
REPEAL THE ELEVENTH (11TH) AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. FEDERAL CONSTITUTION!! Fix Our Dysfunctional Governments and Make Them Liable!
After thought: (Mar. 22, 2012)
The front page of the L.A. Times today had a story with the headline: "State struggles to set up a quake warning system."