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Quake-Catcher Network detected tremor 10 seconds before shaking reached campus

March 6, 2012
By
Steve Tung

The Quake-Catcher Network, a web of sensors plugged into the computers of 2,000 volunteers, detected the shaking of Monday's 5:33 a.m. earthquake in less time than it took the motion to travel through the ground from the epicenter in the East Bay town of El Cerrito to the Stanford campus in Palo Alto.