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    Question Earthquakes: there's an app for that

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...102-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/

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens View Post
    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.

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    I signed up for beta access. Haven't gotten anything yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...102-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/
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