Android smartphones have been used to search for geographic information
India is divided into Zone-2, Zone-3, Zone-4 and Zone-5 based on the area of earthquake.
If you are an Android smartphone user then there is a good news for you from Google. Actually, Google is working on a technology that will make your smartphone work as an Earthquake detector. That is, you will get to know about it before the earthquake.
Google on Tuesday added the Earthquake EarlT system in California. The company says that this will make Android smartphone work as a compressor detector. The ‘ShakeAlert’ earthquake early warning system implemented on the West Coast by the American Geological Survey and partners will provide alerts on Android phones.
According to the ShakeAlert System website, the ShakeAlert uses hundreds of seismometer signals statewide to indicate earthquake triggers and tremors to trigger warning messages.
Use of Android to search for earthquake information
Mark Stogeitis’s chief software engineer said in a blog, “We have explored the opportunity to use Android smartphones when searching for information related to earthquakes. Also, for security in case it is needed. Can even give a few seconds warning to your close ones. ”
Google invited all people with Android smartphones from anywhere, so that their handsets could become part of a crowded network to detect earthquakes.
This is how the alert works for Android smartphones.
Smartphones are usually equipped with small accelerometers, which are sensory drivers. According to Stogitis, such smartphones can catch tremors caused by earthquakes. He said that your Android smartphone could be a mini seismometer, connecting millions of other Android phones to create the world’s largest earthquake detection network.
The phone will send the signal to the data center
According to Google, Android smartphones that detect earthquake activity can automatically send a signal to the data center, where computers determine the speed of the earthquake and the data associated with its location to determine what’s going on The
Earthquake alerts are starting in California, as the state has an extensive seismic network. Alerts are expected to spread to other locations during the coming years, as a phone-based detection network is established.
100-Year Fastest Earthquake Shock in Carolina
Meanwhile, a 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck North Carolina at eight o’clock on Sunday morning. This is the first time in more than a hundred years that an earthquake has struck such a sharp blow. The National Weather Service in Greenville reported that a small setback occurred hours before this shock. This caused damage to some buildings in Sparta and led to cracks in the roads.
Danger in many places in the Indian subcontinent
India is divided into Zone-2, Zone-3, Zone-4 and Zone-5 based on the earthquake zone. Zone-2 is considered to be the least hazardous and Zone-5 is considered to be the highest risk zone. Zone-5 consists of Kashmir, Western and Central Himalayas, North and Central Bihar, North-East Indian region, Rann of Kutch and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Central India falls in the low-risk zone-3. Whereas, most of the south falls in Zone 2 with limited danger. At the same time, Zone-4 includes Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, North Bengal, Delhi, Maharashtra.
In this way, the intensity of the
earthquake is estimated, the intensity of the earthquake is estimated by waves of energy emanating from its center (epicenter). This wave, which spans hundreds of kilometers, vibrates. There are cracks in the earth. If the depth of the earth is shallow, the energy exiting from it is very close to the surface, causing great destruction.
There are many apps present
on the Play Store, there are many such apps on Google’s Play Store which give earthquake alerts. There are many apps like Earthquake Network, Earthclick Alert, My Earthquake Alert, Earthquake Alarm. These apps record the vibration with the help of accelerometer present in the phone and give you notifications when the nature of earthquake is vibrating. At the same time, many apps send earthquake tremor data to the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory in California.