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Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Apr 5, 2019

Crowdsourcing Seismic Activity

Whether you know someone that lives in an area that is prone to experience earthquakes, you’ve seen how quickly social media goes crazy whenever a tremor hits an area.

Researchers at a major technical university have created an initiative to use volunteer’s smartphones to help detect tremors in real-time.

They’re doing it through an app that they created called MyShake designed to use the sensors in Android smartphones to measure seismic activity.

The goal is to create a massive warning system that can warn others much quicker than any of the current detection systems as it moves away from the epicenter.

If you have friends or family that live in earthquake zones, let them know about this ambitious project so they can help grow the sensor network. 

You can learn all about the project and download the app by visiting: