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Earthquake alerts service launched for Android users in India, here is how to get update

In collaboration with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the National Seismology Center (NSC), Google is introducing it in India currently.

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New Delhi: Google has released a new system that will provide earthquake notifications to Android users in India. The system will detect an earthquake using our phone’s sensors – the accelerometer, and provide a timely warning.

Earthquakes are a regular natural catastrophe, and having access to early warnings may save lives and prevent damage. Many nations across the globe have already begun using the Android Earthquake Alerts System to assist in offering an early warning when earthquake shaking starts.

In collaboration with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the National Seismology Center (NSC), Google is introducing it in India currently.

The company has two distinct alarm systems in place, called “Be Aware” and “Take Action.”

In the following week, the update will go out to users of Android 5 and the latest. The accelerometers included in Android phones are used by the Android Earthquake Alerts System.

How it Works?

According to Google, when an Android phone is plugged in and charging and it senses the first earthquake shocks, it transmits this information to a centralised server. The server can determine the earthquake’s properties, such as its epicentre and magnitude if numerous phones in the same location sense the same shaking at the same time.

Afterwards, it immediately notifies any nearby Android devices. These warnings may reach consumers several seconds before the more severe shaking happens because of the internet’s lightning-fast speed.

The notifications are simple to use and can be accessed in different Indian languages thanks to Android’s linguistic support.

In addition, anyone who types in phrases like “Earthquake near me” will get results that will help them prepare for and survive the event.

Android Earthquake Alerts require users to have either Wi-Fi or cellular data access and to have their location services turned on. Earthquake Alerts may be disabled in the options menu for individuals who do not want to receive them.

Ways to set up Android’s earthquake alerts

Go to Settings.

Click on “Earthquake notifications”.

Enable the “Android Earthquake Alerts,” option.

Allow the system to access your location.

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