Pakistanis Can Now Get Earthquake Alerts on Their Android Phones

The “Android Earthquake Signals System,” which will automatically deliver early warning alerts to assist people in being prepared for an emergency, is being launched by Google in Pakistan.

Using sensors in Android devices, it is a “free, useful” service that locates earthquakes all around the world and notifies users.

The technology detects seismic activity by using accelerometers in current Android devices. People are alerted via Search and immediately on their Android mobile devices.

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Google Search receives information from the system in almost real-time. People will receive relevant results when they search for “earthquake” or “quake near me,” as well as valuable 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.

The Philippines, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, New Zealand, Greece, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the United States of America, and Uzbekistan are the current countries where it is accessible. It was initially launched in New Zealand and Greece.

How earthquake alert system works

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 epicenter of the earthquake is included in the notice.

The 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 shown, and the phone makes a loud sound to warn users of the possibility of extreme shaking.

How to activate the Earthquake Alerts System for Android

On your Android smartphone, navigate to Settings > Location > Advanced > Earthquake Notifications to see if the alerts are enabled.

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