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With Time Ticking, Quake Warning System Begins to Take Shape

University of Washington researchers are testing an earthquake alert system as the Pacific Northwest prepares for the day when a 600-mile-long fault line looming off the coast unleashes a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. Fault line The fault line hasn't produced a major quake since 1700, but seismologists say one could happen in our lifetimes. Fears of such a quake — heightened after the devastating 2011 Japanese temblor — have fueled the development of the computer alert...

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