EARTHQUAKE EARLY WARNING APP NOW AVAILABLE

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By Miriam Raftery

November 30, 2019 (San Diego) – An earthquake early warning is now available to the pubic in California through the Berkeley Seismology Lab.  MyShake collects motion data from your phone’s sensors and uses a patented neural network to determine whether that motion fits the model of an earthquake.

Through MyShake, you can have earthquake information at your fingertips, see damage reports shared by citizen scientists like you, and help build a global seismic network.  Click here to download theMyShake  app from Apple or the Google Play store.  

The goal is to build a worldwide earthquake early warning network so that communities can reduce the impact of earthquakes. So far, over 320,000 downloads of the app have been made in over 80 countries, with more than 980 earthquakes recorded.

The algorithms and methodologies utilized by MyShake have been peer reviewed and published in the scientific literature.