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Original Air Date: Jun 28, 2017



Earthquake Tracking App


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If you know of friends that happen to live in an earthquake zone, you’ve probably seen how social media explodes whenever even the slightest of tremors is felt.

Well scientists at UC Berkley are trying to harness this crowdsourced information when it comes to detecting earthquakes as they occur.

They have created an Android app smartphones MyShake which leverages the powerful accelerometer in smartphones to help detect earthquakes as soon as they start.

This ‘crowd noise' data from what they are hoping will be a global seismic network of sensors could become a life saving warning system for people that live farther away from the epicenter of the quake in the future.

Anyone you know that lives in an earthquake zone should consider becoming part of this massive people-driven science experiment just by installing the MyShake app on their Android smartphone.

Checkout this ambitious attempt to leverage the power of mobile or join the MyShake community yourself at: http://myshake.berkeley.edu

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