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Google phones become earthquake sensors – Australian Associated Press – Education – Australian Associated Press

Google is working on turning its smartphones into mini-seismographs to generate warnings for users to protect themselves before earthquakes hit.

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Google’s Android phones have started detecting earthquakes to provide data that could eventually give billions of users precious seconds of warning of a tremor.
The alerting feature is being first rolled out in California.
Japan, Mexico and California already use land-based sensors to generate warnings, aiming to cut injuries and property damage by giving people further away from the epicentre of an earthquake seconds to protect themselves before the shaking starts.
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