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Predicting earthquakes

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NAPA, CA - AUGUST 24: A worker takes a picture of bottles of olive oil and vinegar that were thrown from the shelves of an olive oil store following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California. A 6.0 earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area shortly after 3:00 am on Sunday morning causing damage to buildings and sending at least 70 people to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

There was a little bit of good news that came out of yesterday's earthquake.

A few Berkeley scientists were able to get a 10-second warning BEFORE the shaking reached them.  That alert came from a prototype of an earthquake early warning system.

Its success yesterday is prompting calls from officials to expanded it to the entire state. We talked about it with our science reporter, Sanden Totten.  

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