People stand outside in Xian, central China’s Shanxi province, on Tuesday. They evacuated their buildings after being alerted to the earthquake in Sichuan via the country’s early warning system. Photo: AFP

China’s early earthquake warning system gives people life-saving seconds to prepare for tremor

Technology introduced after devastating 2008 quake alerted people up to 71 seconds before Tuesday’s tremor in Sichuan

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People stand outside in Xian, central China’s Shanxi province, on Tuesday. They evacuated their buildings after being alerted to the earthquake in Sichuan via the country’s early warning system. Photo: AFP
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