Thomas Heaton

Professor of Engineering Seismology, Caltech

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Professor of Engineering Seismology at the California Institute of Technology

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Ten seconds before yesterday’s 6.0 shaker south of Napa in California’s wine country, scientists at UC Berkeley got an earthquake alert.

Would an Early Warning System Make a Difference in a Big Quake?

Ten seconds before yesterday’s 6.0 shaker south of Napa in California’s wine country, scientists at UC Berkeley got an earthquake alert.

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At 3:51 yesterday -- our time in New Zealand today -- all activity stopped for two minutes to mark the moment an earthquake struck the city of Christchurch exactly one week ago.

New Zealand Quake Raises Questions about California Structures

At 3:51 yesterday -- our time in New Zealand today -- all activity stopped for two minutes to mark the moment an earthquake struck the city of Christchurch exactly one week ago.

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