EARTHQUAKE EARLY WARNING SYSTEM
Seismologists are currently unable to predict when an earthquake will occur, however we can improve our rate of notification. Attached you will find an article that was posted on the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network's website, pnsn.org, entitled West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System on the Horizon. This article speaks to the current status of an early detection system on the West Coast and how valuable it would be to help mitigate loss of life.
As we embark upon the 15th anniversary of the Nisqually earthquake, which occurred on February 28, 2001. Please consider if 10 or more seconds of warning would prevent you from accessing the Alaskan Way Viaduct, undergoing a surgery or stop you from climbing on an extension ladder. I propose it would. If you agree, I encourage each of you to reach out to your respective elected officials to promote the need for such a life saving tool.