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Researchers Test Smartphones For Earthquake Warning


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Check Your Phones

Cell phones can detect ground motion and warn others before strong shaking arrives.

Credit: "Everyone Check Your Phones - NYC" by Jim Pennucci, used under CC BY

Smartphones and other personal electronic devices could, in regions where they are in widespread use, function as early warning systems for large earthquakes, according to newly reported research.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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