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July 9, 2019

2 California quakes only cause $100M in damage

  • The state is spending over $16 million to install thousands of quake-detecting sensors.
  • By JOHN ROGERS, ROBERT JABLON and MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ
    Associated Press

    RIDGECREST, Calif. — Shaken residents are cleaning up from two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades as scientists warn that both should serve as a wake-up call to be ready when the long-dreaded “Big One” strikes.

    California is spending more than $16 million to install thousands of quake-detecting sensors statewide that officials say will give utilities and trains precious seconds to shut down before the shaking starts.


     
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