Wed. Nov 25th, 2020
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Through this high-end technology ever introduced in the smartphone world will help Android smartphone users turn their smartphones into seismometers, which according to Google they're turning these devices' advanced technology into “the world's largest earthquake detection network.”

Google continues to surprise its users with both high-end tech gadgets and advanced apps. Over the past few months Google has released and updated an array of fan-fave apps which are quite unique and diverse compared to their predecessors. There have been significant updates on popular apps like Android Clock, Android Auto and Android’s emergency location services, not to forget the new accessibility features in the updated Lookout app.

What has struck the Google Android fans lately is the recent release of Google’s own new worldwide earthquake detection system and the new earthquake alerting feature it’s launching for California. Through this high-end technology ever introduced in the smartphone world will help Android smartphone users turn their smartphones into seismometers, which according to Google they’re turning these devices’ advanced technology into “the world’s largest earthquake detection network.”

According to Google, the Android smartphone accelerometer system is very sensitive enough to measure the P-waves which are the first waves to arrive after an earthquake incident. Through the smartphone system, when it is triggered into thinking it has detected an earthquake, it will then send that information all the way to a central server, which will then determine whether that was a real earthquake.

In the meantime, Google is progressing and working closely with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and California Governor’s Office of Emergence Services (Cal OES) to advance its service. Google is also using the ShakeAlert network which itself uses to collect data from 700 seismometers from around the state that provide earthquake alerts.

Google believes that, “a few seconds of warning can make a difference in giving you time to drop, cover and hold on before shaking arrives.” With time, Google expects to send out alerts based on the smartphone-based systems. With this tech advancement it can help save lots of lives and damage in the future.


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Silvaro D'Silvas

By Silvaro D'Silvas

An adventurer on pursuit for knowledge and to share it with the World.

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