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On September 24, a "cyberquake" off the coast of Huntington Beach, Calif., will generate tsunamigenic forces and an oil spill that endangers fisheries, wetlands, and coastal regions in southern California and northern Baja California, Mexico. It will destroy the All American Canal. Aftershocks will displace a large number of people who will need shelter and medical care. Several major freeway interchanges will be damaged and impassable. Water, sewage, and drainage systems will be damaged. Disease will break out in the shelters. You will be able to follow it all on Twitter or on the site of Exercise 24 (X24), an international collaboration and multidisciplinary test of low-cost and public technologies for communication, logistics coordination, and response that will play out on September 24 and 25.
To use smart phones and ultra-light and remotely piloted aircraft to assess damage and threats. The aircraft will be used to observe and map areas and then transmit data so that it can be pieced together to complete a bigger picture.