Opinion: California Needs an Earthquake Early Warning System -- Now

May 27, 2017

Los Angeles Times
Letter to the Editor
By Senators Jerry Hill and Robert Hertzberg

To the editor: It’s good news that California is making progress toward deploying an earthquake early warning system. But, as your article points out, California still lags behind Japan and other earthquake-prone countries, and it could be a while before the state’s program can expand from a limited roll-out to a full public alert system. 

(“After years of planning, California is likely to roll out its earthquake warning system next year,” May 22)

As senators who championed funding and building the alert system, we urge the speediest possible deployment. Lives are at stake.