LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown will seek state funds to help establish a system that issues warnings that an earthquake is occurring – with an eye on rolling out limited alerts by 2018.
The Los Angeles Times reports Monday that the governor will ask the Legislature to allocate $10 million toward the early warning system being developed by the U.S. Geological Survey and university researchers.READ MORE: LA City Council To Consider Requiring COVID Vaccinations For Indoor Dining, Movie Theaters, Concerts, Gyms
The decision is a reversal for Brown. He has supported creation of the system but previously argued that the money should come from only private and federal sources.READ MORE: Tickets On Sale Thursday For Highly-Anticipated Opening Of New Academy Museum
Rep. Adam Schiff, who has championed the system, praised Brown’s decision.MORE NEWS: Magnitude-3.5 Quake Rattles Hemet
California trails Japan, Mexico and other earthquake-prone areas in developing a public alert system, which ideally would provide several seconds of warning after a fault ruptures.