Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said the recent earthquake in Northern California shows the need for an earthquake early warning system.
“There’s no doubt a major earthquake will hit California; the only questions are when and where,” Feinstein said on Monday. “I believe an integrated earthquake early warning system is essential to save lives and property.”
“These bills will advance this fall and I will continue to prioritize funding for this system,” Feinstein said. “Officials in Washington and along the West Coast should partner with the private sector to make an interoperable earthquake early warning system a reality, and we should do so as soon as possible before a much larger earthquake strikes.”
On Sunday, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit Napa County, damaging roads and buildings.