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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Alarm Warns 20-Seconds Before Earthquake

The Japanese SunShine Company plans to start selling in October its EQGuard home earthquake alarm system. The size of a paperback novel, the alarm downloads data from Japan's government Meteorological Agency, called JAMA, over the Internet and starts a countdown up to 20 seconds before they happen -- plenty of time to crawl under a desk and kiss your ass good-bye. The EQGuard device will take advantage of earthquake warnings that JAMA will also broadcast (starting in October) to TVs, radios and even some cell phones.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most Japanese buildings are made to be earthquake proof and they have sophisticated simulators to test structures and materials

Monday, July 09, 2007 2:14:00 AM  

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