When Should We Issue Earthquake Warnings? It’s Complicated.

Seismologists need help from social scientists to know how people respond to earthquake alerts

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Nov 25 · 4 min read
Damaged buildings in Inglewood from a June 1920 earthquake. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

By Ula Chrobak

When back-to-back earthquakes shook Southern California in July, residents of Los Angeles were frustrated; Many felt the earthquakes, which originated over 100 miles…

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