Earthquake

12.19.19
California's statewide Earthquake Early Warning system sent its first alert
12.19.19

California's statewide Earthquake Early Warning system sent its first alert

More than 40 people received the notification.

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11.19.19
Xiaomi is adding early earthquake warnings to MIUI phones in China (updated)
11.19.19

Xiaomi is adding early earthquake warnings to MIUI phones in China (updated)

No word yet if the company plans to roll out the feature to other countries.

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10.17.19
California's Earthquake Early Warning system rolls out statewide
10.17.19

California's Earthquake Early Warning system rolls out statewide

The MyShake app can deliver warnings in as little as 3.7 seconds.

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10.16.19
California's statewide earthquake alert system launches Thursday
10.16.19

California's statewide earthquake alert system launches Thursday

It doesn't predict shaking, but it can warn people before the tremors reach them.

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05.29.19
Alphabet's balloons broadcast LTE two days after Peruvian quake
05.29.19

Alphabet's balloons broadcast LTE two days after Peruvian quake

Loon provided internet service 48 hours after the 8.0 magnitude earthquake.

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09.28.18
The ancient earthquake detector that puzzled modern historians
09.28.18

The ancient earthquake detector that puzzled modern historians

Only recently have Chinese scientists fashioned a functioning replica.

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08.30.18
Google and Harvard use AI to predict earthquake aftershocks
08.30.18

Google and Harvard use AI to predict earthquake aftershocks

It's more accurate than previous methods, but isn't ready for primetime.

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12.29.17
Japan's disaster alerts will work with all Android 8.1 phones
12.29.17

Japan's disaster alerts will work with all Android 8.1 phones

Previously, alerts were handled by the country's major phone carriers.

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12.04.17
Gravity waves could help scientists detect earthquakes faster
12.04.17

Gravity waves could help scientists detect earthquakes faster

The few extra minutes of warning could save lives.

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