Italian firefighters and soldier walk amid ruins during operation aiming at reopening the road in Rio, a little village near Amatrice, central Italy two days after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the region killing some 267 people and injuring at least 367 people. 
An increasingly forlorn search for victims of the earthquake that brought carnage to central Italy entered a third day on August 26 but no one has been pulled alive from the piles of collapsed masonry since August 24 evening. / AFP / MARIO LAPORTA        (Photo credit should read MARIO LAPORTA/AFP/Getty Images) The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and a series of university partners are developing an earthquake early warning system called ShakeAlert, which aims to provide the general public with alerts up to 10 seconds before an earthquake hits. The system is not yet public, but it is now undergoing testing in California, Oregon and Washington. “There is a similar test effort for an earthquake… Read More

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