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The Earthquake Early Alert System That Could Save Your Life

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Humboldt County in Northern California on Dec. 20, killing at least two people and leaving thousands without power. However, many were likely saved thanks to the warning they got on their phone seconds before the tremors hit. Learn more about the U.S. Geological Survey's ShakeAlert system and how you can sign up to receive alerts — especially if you live on the West Coast.

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      2 people are dead, 12 injured after 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Northern California

      2 people are dead, 12 injured after 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Northern California

      CNN — A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Northern California’s Eureka area early Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, leaving at least two people dead, drawing reports of damage to roads and homes, shaking residents from their sleep and leaving tens of thousands without electricity. The epicenter …