earthquake alert testing

COUNTY TO USE WIRELESS ALERT TO TEST EARTHQUAKE WARNING

By Yvette Urrea Moe, County of San Diego Communications Office

Photo:  All cell phones in the San Diego County area will receive this message at 11 a.m. June 27 to test ShakeAlert, the Earthquake Early Warning system.

June 25, 2019 (San Diego) - The San Diego County Office of Emergency Services together with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and the United States Geological Survey will be conducting a test at 11 a.m. on June 27 using the Wireless Emergency Alert system. The test will affect all mobile phones in the county area and will evaluate if the system could be effectively used for the California Earthquake Early Warning, also called a ShakeAlert.