Well, what do you know, we had a quake, and we had a warning too.
As my colleague Joseph Serna reported Wednesday:
An earthquake early warning system being tested in California gave seismologists in Pasadena up to 30 seconds to prepare for Monday morning’s temblor in the desert of Riverside County.
“It was right,” said Kate Hutton, a seismologist with Caltech. “I sat really still to see if I could feel it and it worked.”
Hopefully, Hutton was saying that without surprise in her voice.
In January, I wrote in praise of the Early Earthquake Warning project, which is designed to give those of us in quake-prone areas a timely heads-up when a temblor strikes. Which is what happened when the magnitude 4.7 shaker hit near Anza on Monday.