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Google turning smartphones into earthquake detectors

by on August 13, 2020 0
Google added an earthquake alert system in California on Tuesday, saying it is working on letting Android-powered smartphones double as tremor detectors. Android phones will receive warnings triggered by a “ShakeAlert” earthquake early-warning system implemented on the West Coast by the US Geological Survey and partners. ShakeAlert uses signals from hundreds of seismometers across... Read More

Quake causes panic, damages homes in Algeria

by on August 7, 2020 0
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit eastern Algeria on Friday, toppling three houses, damaging others and sending panicked people rushing into the streets but there were no reports of casualties, the civil protection service said. The quake, which was followed by a 4.5 aftershock, hit Mila province, some 350 km (215 miles) east of the... Read More

Nevada earthquake: Magnitude-6.5 temblor – and several large aftershocks – have struck near Tonopah

by on May 15, 2020 0
RENO, Nev. —  A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck near Tonopah early Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Two more aftershocks near Tonopah both measuring magnitude 5.4 struck the area a short time later.  There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in the small town of Tonopah, located about three hours north of Las Vegas.  Part of U.S. 95... Read More