How To Get Early Earthquake Warnings on Android and iOS

No doubt, smartphones have become the primary tool for organizing our lives. But now, Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey are working to turn them into tools for not just organizing but saving lives too.  If I ask you a question that is it possible to get alert before the happening of earth quack? What would you say, No? But amazingly the answer is yes.

Overview

Earth quack is a natural disaster, everybody is very well known by recent earth quack in Nepal and India. Thanks to our researchers who have become successful in predicting about the earth quack before its happening. Early earth quack alert are generated in smart phones using shake alert mechanism.

Mechanism of alert

Generally two types of waves are generated during the earth quack named as P waves and S waves. P waves are generated some time before the happening of earth quack. Scientist have become successful in defining a mechanism for detection of S waves and are able to generate notification just few seconds or minute before happening. But trust these seconds are really enough.

How

There are certain applications on app stores for both google play store and on apple store as well. These app are used to generate warning. Mobile is connected to GPS and data about warning is retrieved from United States geological survey.Earthquake Alert application has been designed and developed for Android phones and Earthquake Map and Alert does the same for iOS. These are most popular apps in this category.

Getting alerts on Android

Following are the steps:-

  • Go to google play store
  • Search for Earth quack alert!
  • Or go to your browser and type in https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.joshclemm.android.quake&hl=en
  • Download and install this app

Features of Earth quack Alert!

  • Early notifications
  • Maps
  • Magnitude

Getting alerts on iOS

 

Following are the steps:-

  • Go to apple play store
  • Search for Earth quack map and alert!
  • Or go to your browser and type in

https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/earthquakes!-earthquake-map/id485047858?mt=8

  • Download and install this app

Features of Earth quack map and alert!

  • Early notifications
  • Satellite view Maps
  • Magnitude computed by United states geological survey
  • Distance form you
  • Start time

Benefits

These apps can notify a person just before the happening of earth quack which means a lot for government to take immediate precautionary action to save lives of people. Public places could be evacuated and all other necessary actions could be taken. Indeed this is a great invention of its time!

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