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If you have a Twitter account, you could follow people from a few key points near you in California. During the recent earthquake in Napa, CA, people started tweeting about the earthquake right when it was going on. Earthquakes travel at the speed of sound, but tweets travel at 2/3 the speed of light. This means that about 100 km away from the epicenter, the ...


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According to the answers to Is earthquake prediction possible? on Earthsciense.SE, no technology currently exists to predict earthquakes with enough accuracy and advance warning to be very useful, nor are we anywhere close to being able to develop it. There is an experimental system called ShakeAlert being developed at UC Berkeley that was able to give a ...


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Earthquakes are notoriously hard to predict, for the US they are working on this an early warning system which predicted the recent earthquake. Giving about ten seconds warning. Which I think may be less than you were looking for ... In general if you're in an earthquake zone there's always a (remote) chance of a sudden quake. There are minor earthquakes ...


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If not off topic I rather think it should be, though not especially because of the transient relevance, more the subjectivity. Just asking “is there a possibility that my entire trip will need to be canceled?” seems to acknowledge the existence of such possibility. Similarly for Skaftafell camping. Weather, in particular wind, may be a factor in evacuation ...



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