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3:20 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

Early Warning, Preparing Could Curb NW Megaquake's Wrath (script)

Participants in the 'Portland In Pieces' workshop by the Portland City Club strategize about disaster response. By
Bill Lascher Northwest News Network

PORTLAND - The massive earthquake that struck Japan in March of this year devastated that country. But it could have caused even more damage if Japan didn’t have a high-tech early warning system. Now, Northwest scientists are beginning to install a network of sensors that could send out alerts when a megaquake is on its way. As journalist Bill Lascher found, North America’s first earthquake alert system would be more sophisticated than the one in Japan.

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