How does the app work?
The app alerts you and your family that shaking is coming.
The app will send out alerts when the shaking is damaging after a magnitude 4.5 earthquake. The Alert will be sent out to anyone will experience intensity 3 (light) shaking.
In addition to sending earthquake alerts, what does the app do?
The app allows you to participate in research to find ways to make earthquake early warning better than it can be with just traditional seismic sensors.
The app uses your phone to like a mini seismometer capitalizing on the accelerometer that allows the image on your screen to rotate when you move the phone vertically and horizontally.
How can I get it?
The mobile application is available now for free in the App Store and on Google Play. The app is also available in Spanish. It is the same app, if your phone language is set to Spanish, the app will appear in Spanish.
Exactly how does this work?
Collect – when your phone is stationary, the app is ready to collect data from its motion sensors.
Detect – the app uses machine learning to decide which motion is produced by earthquakes and which isn’t
Record – when the app detects an earthquake, its network of phones records (and securely stores) the shaking to collect valuable data.
Just a reminder… The app uses you phones general location to determine which phones receive alerts, so it is important to enable location services
The phone also allows people to crowd source valuable information about how much shaking people felt and damage they see around them following an earthquake.