MyShake App Will Warn You When An Earthquake Is Coming!

By Carolyn McArdle

October 17, 2019

On this, the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, UC Berkeley announced the release of the MyShake app. It was developed by Berkeley and CalTech scientists, and it’s available today for the first time for iOS and Android. The idea behind the app is to warn you that a quake is on the way. It doesn’t give you A LOT of time….about 20 seconds. But 20 seconds just might be enough time for you to duck and cover.

Jack and Carolyn talked about it on the air! Listen below:

Quake Warning App Launches on Loma Prieta 30th Anniversaryversary of

It's been 30 years since 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. On this anniversary, a new early earthquake warning app MyShake will be launched by Governor Gavin Newsom and other officials Thursday, October 17, 2019. The new app was developed by UC Berkeley with science from U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) , @CalTech, University of Washington, @University of Oregon and other partners. How much warning you get depends on how close you are to the epicenter. The closer you are, the less notice. The further out you are, the more lead time. Everyone is urged to download #MyShake on their smartphones. People we spoke with say even a few seconds notice is better than none. #KTVU

Posted by Amber Lee on Thursday, October 17, 2019

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