New Delhi: Google has introduced that it has developed an Android-based earthquake detection feature that can alert smartphone users before a quake.
“Starting today, your Android phone can be part of the Android Earthquake Alerts System, wherever you live in the world. This means your Android phone can be a mini seismometer, joining millions of other Android phones out there to form the world’s largest earthquake detection network,” Google stated in a weblog on Tuesday.
The Android telephone will change into a mini seismometer, becoming a member of hundreds of thousands of different Android telephones on the market to type the world’s largest earthquake detection community.
Google stated they’re beginning with earthquake alerts in California since there’s already an awesome seismometer-based system in place.
The ShakeAlert system makes use of alerts from greater than 700 seismometers put in throughout the state by USGS, Cal OES, University of California Berkeley, and the California Institute of Technology. A couple of seconds of warning could make a distinction in supplying you with time to drop, cowl, and maintain on before the shaking arrives, Google added.
“All smartphones come with tiny accelerometers that can sense signals that indicate an earthquake might be happening. If the phone detects something that it thinks may be an earthquake, it sends a signal to our earthquake detection server, along with a coarse location of where the shaking occurred. The server then combines information from many phones to figure out if an earthquake is happening,” Google stated.
The Technology large added that over the approaching 12 months, users can count on to see the earthquake alerts coming to extra states and international locations utilizing Android’s phone-based earthquake detection.