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New earthquake early warning system funded at UW by Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

BobbleheadThe Napa earthquake of earlier this week has drawn renewed attention to a major award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to the University of Washington, UC Berkeley, Caltech, and the United States Geological Survey to create a west coast earthquake early warning system.

At last night’s kickoff meeting of the NSF M9 (Magnitude 9) Project, John Vidale – UW professor of Earth & Space Sciences, Washington State Seismologist, member of the eScience Institute team, and Moore Foundation PI – was presented with the first breakthrough of the earthquake early warning effort: a John Vidale bobblehead doll!

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