Aug 25, 2014 6:30 PM by Brian Johnson
There's been quite a bit of buzz about an experimental UC Berkeley app that warned some Californians of yesterday's earthquake before they felt it.
A Chico State Geology Professor said while that's a great technological development, it doesn't predict a quake. Instead, it only warns those that haven't felt the shaking from one that's already happened.
She said we're also able to predict earthquakes on a probability scale.
But as for us in the North State, she said we shouldn't expect a severe quake from the Chico Monocline fault.
"It's probably not going to produce anything much bigger than a 5.7 [magnitude] or maybe a 6 like this one," said Ann Bykerk-Kauffman. "It's not like the San Andreas system which produces 8's."
UC Berkeley is still developing its Shake-Alert app.
Last year, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 135 with the goal of creating a comprehensive early warning system.
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