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Mexico’s earthquake early warning system gave some over a minute’s notice

The U.S. has been working on a similar alert tool for a decade—where is it? Mexico was rocked by an 8.1 earthquake last night, the country’s most powerful quake in 100 years. At least 32 people have been reported dead, a number that may rise in the coming days. But the impact of the disaster may have been substantially lessened thanks to Mexico’s effective early warning system—a life-saving tool that the equally quake-prone Western U.
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