State is First to Offer Quake Early-Warning App
In addition to receiving alerts, the app also turns an individual’s cellphone into a mini-seismograph of sorts, using the built-in accelerometer found in most smartphones and recording and transmitting that data to state authorities. The more people download and use the app, the more data is produced, making measurements and damage reports more precise.
The state on Thursday became the first in the nation to offer a free early-warning smartphone app that’s designed to send the user an alert before a temblor strikes.
Those who download the MyShake app, available for iPhones and