Google Releases Android Earthquake Alerts System for Australia, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea Along With The Solomon Islands

The Android Earthquake Alerts System has been about for a while but has not been really available in our region. Now Google has debuted the Android Earthquake Alerts System for Australia as well as some Pacific Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

This free Android component detects earthquakes throughout the world and tips off a lot of people to them. Making the most of the accelerometers in current Android smartphones the system senses seismic actions and after that alerts persons making use of Google Search as well as directly on the Android gadget itself.

The system feeds the end result straightaway into Google Search so that when persons search for earthquake or earthquake near me the result will show up in addition to most other pertinent results. Those that do not wish to get these alerts can easily turn it off in the phone settings.

• Be Aware: This alerts people whenever the earthquake has a magnitude up to 4.5 or has an intensity level of 3 or 4 on the MMI scale. The notice is sent in addition to the distance of the earthquake's epicentre. The system utilizes the handset's current volume, vibration, and Do Not Disturb configurations.

• Take Action: This is a full screen notification for earthquakes with a magnitude significantly greater than 4.5 or an intensity level of 5 and higher on the MMI scale. To prepare the user for such a large-scale quake full screen guidance are shown, and the mobile phone plays a very loud noise-- with any luck we never will have to experience this one.

If you want to be alerted when it comes to an earthquake move into the Settings of your Android Device. From there browse through to Location-- > Location Services-- > Earthquake Alerts. You may also see a demo of the alerts in here as well. To learn more look into the video below or visit to the relevant Google page.

Hopefully you never need to use it but this warning system may well be handy. It's fantastic that Google has made it available it to Australia, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea as well as the Solomon Islands.