Google will soon launch a mobile app to detect earthquake, from your smartphone. Unfortunately natural disasters like earthquake become a common occurance across the world. Any pre warning will be able to save maximun number of lives of people, and google is rolling out a feature on Android phones which could exactly do that.
In an official blog post, Marc Stogaitis, principal software engineer, says that Google saw an opprtunity to use android “to provide people with timely, helpful earthquake information as well as a few seconds warning to save their lives.
You can expect to see the earthquake alerts coming to more states and countries using Android’s phone-based earthquake detection. Google has collaborated with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and California Governer’s office of emergency services(Cal OES) to send earthquake alerts.