This photo, captured through a polarising filter, shows the buildup of stress along a modelled fault line at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where a team of scientists is trying to figure out how to forecast earthquakes. Read More >>
Thirty seconds doesn't seem like a long time, but it can be the window between life and death when an earthquake hits. So an early warning app will give people in earthquake-prone areas some added time.
When Doug McCune was shaken awake by the Napa earthquake last month, he did what any reasonable person would do in the middle of the night: He downloaded a whole bunch of earthquake data for 3D printing.