University of California, Berkeley researchers on Sunday released a Japanese version of an Android app that takes information from smartphones to detect earthquakes and eventually warn users of impending jolts from nearby quakes the app called MyShake is available through the Google Play Store which can be accessed via the MyShake website.
Since it was first released in English on February 12, more than 170,000 people have downloaded the app from around the world, and on any given day 11,000 phones provide data to the system.
Since February, the network has recorded earthquakes in Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, New Zeland, Taiwan, Japan and across North America, including induced earthquakes in Oklahoma.
Once enough people are using the app and the bugs are worked out, UC Berkeley seismologists plan to use the data to warn people miles from ground zero that shaking is rumbling their way.
To download the Android APP please visit play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.berkeley.bsl.myshake
For more information, go to myshake.berkeley.edu/Post From:Neil Bibby