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Crowdsourced reports could save lives when the next earthquake hits

Combining app check-ins and tweets with traditional detection data could give rescue teams and residents a vital head start.
by Charlotte Jee

When it comes to earthquakes, every minute counts. Knowing that one has hit—and where—can make the difference between staying inside a building and getting crushed, and running out and staying alive. This kind of timely information can also be vital to first responders. However, the speed of early warning systems varies from country to country. In Japan and California,…

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