Earthquake test

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  1. Larry M

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    Channel 8, 11:00 am news story.

    Cell phones will go off tomorrow at 11 am for a test, kinda like an Amber alert.
    Testing an early warning earthquake alert. Text will follow.
    Story said that all cell phones should receive the alert.
     
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    You will get the alert after the quake!
     
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    Most horrible part of all this for me is my brain is drooling over the chance happening that there is a decent quake somewhere in the state right after the test alert goes out.
     
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    Yeah, I'd be thinking it's just a test. LOL
     
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    The natural problem with test tests! Is the test crying "wolf"?
     
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    The must have made a lot or progress if they believe they can predict an earthquake before it happens. That would be huge. But if they are wrong??? Dang, I could see everyone in the City who work by highrise buildings getting the heck out of the City... that could go bad in many ways.
     
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    Here's part of the article.
    Google the story for more information.

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    It's just a test of the public alarm tools, earthquake is just an attachment to get more attention. Same system will be used to warn about tsunamis, firestorms, hail, blizzards, Russian, Chinese or extraterrestrial invasion;)
    It is a response to the critiques after 2003 firestorm when the lack of proper communications made the things worse. During the 2007 firestorm the system was counted as helpful, so they are expanding and upgrading to cover cell phones because the earlier system was land-lines based.
     
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    That's the point, avoid panic, get ASAP in wide open space away from any tall building and don't think about going to your car. And of course don't go to low places near beaches, you'll fish some other time;)
     
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    BUMP..

    You knew someone would bump it eventually !!

    So what happened to the warning system? Wasnt there a 6.4 and 7.1 recently? I dont remember my phone screaming alert tones at me ! Wha' hoppen? Anyone? Anyone?:emoji_joy::emoji_joy:
     
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    That was just a test of the test of the system. Clearly, we need some more testing done lol
     
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    I saw a news release on it after the quake on tv.
    The powers to be said that they are still fine tuning it, it's not ready for prime time yet.
    Time will tell.
     
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    Hmmm... seemed to work fine on the test run.. just sayin'.
     
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    That was just for the cell.phones test I believe.
    What they are working on is having the sensors pick up the frist shock wave before the actual quake hits somewhere.
    I guess that the shock wave travels faster than the quake giving people a few seconds to prepare for it.
    I'm not a scientist, just what I've been reading.
    At my age if the cell phone goes off that's not enough time for me to get up and stand in the doorway. LOL
    I need a NORAD warning system.
     
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    Got home from the Anza Borrego bighorn sheep count on Monday mid day , asked the wife if she felt the 7.? , she said no . We were camped in Coyote canyon at the end of road in the closed area and Friday evening the whole place was rocking and a rolling , a few places looked like fresh avalanche chutes from boulders coming down the next morning . Glad that the folks up in the epicenter faired pretty well . Cheers !
     
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