ANDROID APP FOR EARTHQUAKE IS AN AMAZING APP THAT WILL HELP YOU TO DETECT WHETHER THE SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY OF EARTHQUAKE IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN OR NOT.
“Myshake” is an android application developed by scientists that will extend the android ability to detect whether the suspicious movement or activity is caused by earthquake or by human being.
The University of California has done a great job when its researchers unveiled an android app that can help people to detect the movements and will alert you about it prior to its occurrence.
Earthquake detection application will turn your smartphone to earthquake detectors. It will really help the people to know whether these movements have been caused by some human beings doing joke or is really an earthquake.
How android app detects earthquake?
The phone must have android app for earthquake detection “Myshake” that will able to detect earthquakes by crowdsourcing your smartphones as background earthquake detectors.
When some kind of suspicious movements are detected, it alerts you about the earthquake. It sends the signals to its processing centre where the whole information detected from your smartphones is processed by using that knowledge and then it also notifies the nearby people who have also installed this app prior to its occurrence.
Will it be proximate or accurate?
The researchers and developers told that this android application does have some limitations, because of some phones might have low quality of accelerometers. But the reliability and accuracy also depends upon how much that android app is being installed by the people.
The greater the number of people, the greater the accuracy to detect the earthquakes accurately because all phones will work together and all in proximity to each other. Thus, the android app will give you best and accurate results.
The lab in University of California, Berkeley named as “Qingkai Kong of Seismological Lab” told:
“The accelerometers in the smartphones are similar as we used to detect earthquakes in the field of seismology
He further said:
Some of the accelerometers used in the smartphones are of relatively low quality but together they can perform well and accurately. Also, the application runs in the background and consumes very low battery power.
Have it been in practical?
A seismologist “Roger Musson” along with the British Geology Survey told it when we tested the application it can easily detect earthquake for prior detection, if the intended victims were at 300 kilometers away from the place of earthquake. But if you are at the zone of earthquake you will get notifications and alert about it a couple of minutes before to get to safer place before it happens or goes much powerful.