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    Question Earthquakes: there's an app for that

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...102-story.html

    Los Angeles can download the new earthquake-warning app today, I think. Has anyone here tried to download this?


    Ooops: here's the link. Try it.

    https://earlywarninglabs.com/mobile-app/
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    Not a response, but just FYI, in Japan the government has a warning system like that, so that when an earthquake is about to happen it sends out a signal that makes smartphones ring with a sort of "whoop, whoop" sound. It can be somewhat disconcerting when suddenly everybody's smartphone in the office starts whooping. There are definitely false alarms, though, usually (I think) triggered by a defective seismometer somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens View Post
    Not a response, but just FYI, in Japan the government has a warning system like that, so that when an earthquake is about to happen it sends out a signal that makes smartphones ring with a sort of "whoop, whoop" sound. It can be somewhat disconcerting when suddenly everybody's smartphone in the office starts whooping. There are definitely false alarms, though, usually (I think) triggered by a defective seismometer somewhere.
    I know what I would do if my cell and everyone else's around me began WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP out of nowhere.
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    I signed up for beta access. Haven't gotten anything yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...102-story.html

    Los Angeles can download the new earthquake-warning app today, I think. Has anyone here tried to download this?

    Ooops: here's the link. Try it.

    https://earlywarninglabs.com/mobile-app/
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    QuakeAlertUSA app is live in California, says my email

    Check your Google app store or whatever to look for this. I apparently cannot get it in South Carolina, so good luck to you. Supposed to give warning when a quake hits. Anyone have anything else on this?

    https://earlywarninglabs.com/mobile-app/
    Last edited by PetersCreek; 2020-Jan-23 at 12:05 AM. Reason: New thread merge with its previous incarnation.
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    Last edited by PetersCreek; Today at 07:05 PM. Reason: New thread merge with its previous incarnation.
    Thank you!

    Curious to see when, if successful, this app goes continental. South Carolina gets earthquakes, too, but the New Madrid fault will be the killer.
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