Android Earthquake Features
Google is going to automatically send earthquake early warning alerts to Android users in California.
Google is collaborating with the USGS and its Shake Alert System, which uses signals from more than 700 seismometers across California.
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It sounds like the alerts will be similar to Amber alerts and delivered to phones by default unless you disable them. There will be no extra apps necessary to install.
Additionally, Google is turning every Android phone into a mini earthquake detector using the sensors in phones from around the world to create their own crowdsourced data network.
“Having many Android phones out there that means that there’s a lot of chances of detecting an earthquake pretty early on as it’s just starting and then be able to warn people further away, ‘hey, this way is coming