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Roger E. Moore
2019-Jan-03, 08:12 PM
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-earthquake-early-warning-app-20190102-story.html

Los Angeles can download the new earthquake-warning app today, I think. Has anyone here tried to download this?


Ooops: here's the link. Try it.

https://earlywarninglabs.com/mobile-app/

Jens
2019-Jan-04, 01:59 AM
Not a response, but just FYI, in Japan the government has a warning system like that, so that when an earthquake is about to happen it sends out a signal that makes smartphones ring with a sort of "whoop, whoop" sound. It can be somewhat disconcerting when suddenly everybody's smartphone in the office starts whooping. There are definitely false alarms, though, usually (I think) triggered by a defective seismometer somewhere.

Roger E. Moore
2019-Jan-04, 02:32 AM
Not a response, but just FYI, in Japan the government has a warning system like that, so that when an earthquake is about to happen it sends out a signal that makes smartphones ring with a sort of "whoop, whoop" sound. It can be somewhat disconcerting when suddenly everybody's smartphone in the office starts whooping. There are definitely false alarms, though, usually (I think) triggered by a defective seismometer somewhere.

I know what I would do if my cell and everyone else's around me began WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP out of nowhere.

Roger E. Moore
2019-Jan-04, 03:20 PM
I signed up for beta access. Haven't gotten anything yet.

KaiYeves
2019-Jan-05, 06:03 PM
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-earthquake-early-warning-app-20190102-story.html

Los Angeles can download the new earthquake-warning app today, I think. Has anyone here tried to download this?

Ooops: here's the link. Try it.

https://earlywarninglabs.com/mobile-app/

Somewhat relevant XKCD comic (https://www.xkcd.com/723/).