Google unveils Earthquake alert system for android users in India

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Delhi : India will soon get access to Google's extremely helpful earthquake alert system. India has now received the feature, which was scheduled for 2020. In a blog post, Google stated that the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the National Centre for Seismology (NCS), both part of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, had joined together to establish the Android Earthquake Alerts System. Early warnings are extremely important for preventing the loss of life and property during earthquakes, a regular natural disaster.The built-in accelerometer sensors found in Android handsets are used by the Android Earthquake Alerts System. According to the blog article, the accelerometers can serve as tiny seismometers.

Here is how it will work

According to Google, an Android phone that is plugged in and charging sends data to a central server when it notices the first vibrations of an earthquake. The server can determine an earthquake's properties, including its epicenter and magnitude, if numerous phones in the same location experience similar shaking. It then quickly sends alerts to Android devices nearby. Users frequently receive these signals several seconds before the more intense shaking since they travel via the internet at the speed of light. The notifications are user-friendly and accessible to a wide variety of users because to the availability of several Indian languages that Android supports.

Which Android devices work with each other?

The feature will be available to Android users next week who have handsets running Android 5 or later. The Android Earthquake Alerts and location settings must be enabled, and users must have access to Wi-Fi or cellular data. There is a feature in the device's settings that allows users to disable earthquake alerts if they do not want to receive them.

Additionally, when users type in phrases like "Earthquake near me," they will get pertinent information to keep them safe.The goal of Google's collaboration with the NDMA is to support government initiatives to deliver timely earthquake notifications and safety information. In the past, Google and the NDMA worked together to provide people with safety information about natural catastrophes like floods and cyclones through Google Search and Maps. With the launch of the Android Earthquake Alerts System, Google has demonstrated its dedication to improving India's preparedness and response for disasters.

With the help of this new program, Android users in India will have access to early earthquake warnings, enabling them to take prompt action and safeguard their own and their loved ones' safety in the case of seismic activity.