Google ‘Earthquake Alerts’ now available in Pakistan

Google Quake Alerts

Google make the announcement that Pakistan will now be the home of its Android Earthquake Alerts System. The search engine behemoth claimed in a statement that the Android Earthquake Warns System is a “free, useful Android feature that detects earthquakes across the world and alerts people.”

Google claims that it makes advantage of the sensors in Android mobile devices. It added that consumers are alerted in two ways: via search and directly on the Android mobile device itself. “The system uses accelerometers in active Android cellphones to identify seismic events,” it stated. The announcement reads, “The system sends almost instantaneous information to Google Search.”

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People will receive relevant results when they search for “earthquake” or “earthquake near me,” as well as useful resources about what to do after an earthquake. Users can disable this in the device settings if they do not want to get these alerts.

According to the report, Pakistan has had a number of earthquakes in the past, particularly in the north and west of the nation. Android users in Pakistan may start receiving automatic early warning alerts that help them prepare for emergencies when this seismic warnings system is expanded.

Depending on the size and intensity of the earthquake, the Android Earthquake Notifications System shows two different sorts of alerts on mobile devices.

When an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5, or an intensity rating of 3 or 4, occurs, Be Aware notifies the public. The distance to the earthquake’s epicentre is included in the notification. Current volume, vibration, and Do Not Disturb settings are used by the alert.

For earthquakes with a magnitude more than 4.5 or an intensity level of 5 and above on the MMI scale, a full-screen message called Take Action will appear. Full-screen instructions are displayed, and the phone makes a loud sound to warn users of the possibility of extreme shaking.

In New Zealand and Greece, the Android Earthquake Alerts System was initially released. More nations are now able to purchase it, including the US, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Philippines, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Turkmenistan.

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