SECONDS COUNT
The QuakeAlert System sends a warning up
to 60 seconds before an earthquake strikes.
how it works
QUAKE ALERT
Most recent earthquake in North America
LAST QUAKE
2.64km WSW of Volcano, Hawaii
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0:08:18
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Early Warning Labs (EWL) has partnered with the USGS to develop a powerful technology, that gives people time to take cover and creates automated responses for businesses, transportation & machinery to prevent massive damage.
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LATEST NEWS
May 24,2018
An Earthquake Early Warning App is Ready. Here’s Why You Can’t Have It Yet.
Early Warning Labs is the leader in the Earthquake Early Warning space and is working with hardware, software, and wireless providers to solve technical issues and get warnings out to ...
May 04,2018
NY Times: San Francisco Earthquake Risks: Questions and Answers
California has a seismic dilemma. A severe housing shortage is forcing the state to build densely and vertically. But building this way increases seismic risks. The proliferation of high-rises in San Francisco adds to the complexity of the city’s ...
Apr 05,2018
For a 5.3 quake near the Channel Islands, beta-testers in Downtown LA had 10+ seconds notice
Beta-testers of the app have been able to experience how well the technology works over the last few months. Today, when the app issued an alert about a 5.3 earthquake epicentered near the Channel Islands, people near Downtown LA had more than 10 ...
Mar 09,2018
WHAT THE 1933 LONG BEACH EARTHQUAKE TAUGHT US ABOUT CALIFORNIA’S SEISMIC FUTURE
“More than 120 school buildings were damaged, with 70 of them destroyed by the quake. The devastation prompted the state to enact a series of earthquake building codes, including the Field Act of 1933, which mandated that all school buildings be ...
Feb 12,2018
In shadow of San Andreas fault, hundreds of Inland Empire buildings face collapse in huge earthquake
As written in the Los Angeles Times: "But danger lurks amid the idyllic charm of these brick buildings: As many as 74 in the city are not retrofitted to withstand a major earthquake, putting the public at risk should the bricks start to topple onto ...
Feb 12,2018
Telemundo – Prueban en California una app para detectar temblores de tierra
Early Warning Labs was featured on Telemundo showing the benefits and promise of earthquake early warning and the 10-60 seconds of warning it can provide to residents in California, Oregon, and ...
Jan 29,2018
EWL interviewed on KROQ’s Kevin & Bean Show
Our own Josh Bashioum was interviewed on the Kevin & Bean show on KROQ in Los Angeles.  The interview from Friday, January 26, 2018 featured the benefits of earthquake early warning for both the commercial side through our custom, on-site ...
Jan 26,2018
QuakeAlert Delivers 11 Seconds of Earthquake Early Warning in Orange County
Early Warnings Labs had 29 users in the immediate area of the earthquake that shook the Orange County and Southern California area on the morning of January 25th.  Nine early warnings alerts met the users' threshold and were delivered with an early ...
Jan 26,2018
Wired: HOW YOU COULD GET AN EARLY WARNING FOR THE NEXT BIG EARTHQUAKE
"Using a free app called QuakeAlert, two beta-testers who work at the University of California Berkeley received notifications—though only two and five seconds before feeling the quake. Two others, up near Sacramento but close enough to register ...
Sep 21,2017
Wired Magazine: THE UNITED STATES NEEDS AN EARTHQUAKE WARNING SYSTEM ALREADY
Early Warning Labs is on the forefront of earthquake early warning.  Our users are getting live alerts now and taking action.From Wired Magazine: ON MONDAY NIGHT, residents of the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Westwood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, and ...
Sep 19,2017
Mexico City Earthquake Early Warning
Warning sirens sound as sirens from Mexico City's Seismic Alert System gave its residents warning of the impending earthquake on September 11th, 2017.  This earthquake was the strongest to hit Mexico in over a century. Earthquake early warning works ...
Sep 19,2017
Earthquake Early Warning in Action – 8 second warning for Los Angeles
Our earthquake early warnings are sending out live alerts now! Users got average 8.27 sec WARNING for Los Angeles' earthquake in Brentwood last night.   Earthquake details via the ...
Feb 14,2017
Early Warning Labs chosen by PG&E in San Francisco as Earthquake Early Warning Provider
This week, Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced it was infusing earthquake early-warning systems into its emergency management and preparedness efforts. According to a press release, PG&E is working with both private and publicly funded ...
Aug 21,2015
One in Two Americans Live in an Area at Risk of a Major Earthquake
A 2015 USGS risk map shows that the number of Americans living in an area at risk for a damaging earthquake is nearly double what was believed in 2006. It is now realized that about half of Americans live in a hazard area.   "USGS Map: Nearly ...
Aug 05,2015
Will California Fall into the Ocean?
Despite rumors that a large earthquake will cause California to break off into the ocean, there is no need to worry.  This is impossible to occur from an event on the San Andreas fault, due to its fault type.   There are different types of ...
Jul 13,2015
Skyscraper Safety
Should Skyscrapers be built in Hollywood?The famous Capitol Records Building marks the location of an ongoing debate over skyscraper construction.  The Millennium Hollywood is a 1 billion dollar project which hopes to revitalize Hollywood. ...
Jul 03,2015
Effects of the “Big One” on Water
How water access can be affected by earthquakes When The Big One hits California, water will probably not be available for a few days.  The 1990 Northridge earthquake caused 1,500 breaks in the city pipes, cutting off 48,000 homes from water for 7 ...
Jun 16,2015
Limitations of Earthquake Warnings
How long of an alert can you expect?   How much of an advanced warning anyone receives will depend on how far away the earthquake’s epicenter is from their location. Warning times can range from seconds to minutes. As of right now, it takes ...
Jun 16,2015
Earthquake Early Warning Fundamentals
How earthquake early warnings work in California, Washington, and Oregon.   The development of the Earthquake Early Warning system has been years in the making. Researchers, private parties, and the government realized the many benefits of having a ...
Jun 16,2015
Different uses for Earthquake Early Warnings
Everyone from Hospitals, Fire Departments and individuals can benefit from Earthquake Warnings   The Earthquake Early Warning system may only provide a few seconds of warning in some situations, but those precious seconds could save countless lives ...
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