Sounding the Alarm 

An early warning system would save thousands of lives when the next major earthquake hits. But will California find the money to implement it?

At 2:46 p.m. on March 11, 2011, the Pacific Plate, just off Japan's northeast coast, suddenly thrust downward, unleashing a monstrous, 9.0-magnitude earthquake that rocked the country for the next six minutes. The massive Tohoku quake and resulting tsunami are believed to…

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