Earthquake Alert on Phone.Image Credit source: File Photo
Strong earthquake tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR today. The epicenter of the earthquake is being said to be Nepal. People from Delhi including cities like Ghaziabad, Gurugram, Noida, Faridabad came out of the building to save their lives. The intensity of the earthquake was 6.2 on the Richter scale. What if you get warning of an earthquake even before it occurs? For your information, let us tell you that Google sends earthquake alerts on Android phones. Recently, the American company has also conducted a trial of earthquake alert system in India.
After the launch of Google’s new system, an earthquake alert will be received on the smartphone. This gives you a chance to save your life from earthquake, and you can take necessary steps. At present, testing of this system is going on in India. If you are also on the phone Earthquake If you want an alert of arrival, you will have to make some settings. After this, earthquake warning may also appear on your phone.
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How to get alert?
Android Earthquake Alerts System is already working in many countries. In these countries, warning is received before earthquakes occur. Google is talking to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and National Seismology Center (NSC) to bring this system in India also. Very soon alerts will start being received in India too.
Get alerts like this on your phone
Google’s alert system uses your phone’s sensors. It uses the phone’s accelerometer as a seismograph. In this way your phone becomes a small earthquake detector.
Make these settings to get Google’s earthquake alert in your phone.
- Go to the settings of your Android smartphone.
- Select Location option here.
- Now go to Earthquake Alerts.
- There will be a toggle on this option, turn it on.
- After this, you will start receiving earthquake alerts on your phone also.
Keep in mind that Google’s alert system is still in the testing phase. Google sends alerts only for earthquakes of magnitude 4.5 or more. There are some places where this system does not work.
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