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Quake! Warning System En Route

Dreams of stopped trains, shut down utilities, and cowering San Franciscans are dancing through Seismologists' heads as three earthquake warning systems are being tested for use in California, one of which was schemed up at U.C. Berkeley. By the time they're finished fiddling with it, experts predict that detection equipment will take only 5 seconds to predict oncoming tremors. To the bathtubs! [Oakland Tribune]