Kiwis have supported the idea of an early warning system for earthquakes so they can be more mentally prepared and can quickly ‘drop, cover, and hold’ a few moments before major shaking starts.
A research project, funded by the Earthquake Commission (EQC) and led by Dr Julia Becker from the Joint Centre for Disaster Research at Massey University and GNS Science, delved into how Kiwis would use an early warning system that could alert them a few seconds, or up to two minutes, before an earthquake hit.
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