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Google Introduces Android Earthquake Alerts System in India

Published on September 29, 2023
Current Context: Google has recently introduced the Android Earthquake Alerts System in India, which is a system that uses the sensors in Android smartphones to detect and estimate earthquakes and send alerts to users before severe shaking occurs.
Google Introduces Android Earthquake Alerts System in India
  • This system is already deployed in many countries around the world and aims to provide people with an early warning when earthquake shaking begins.
  • If many phones sense earthquake-like shaking around the same time, Google’s server can use this information to estimate that an earthquake may be happening, as well as characteristics of the event - like its epicenter and magnitude. Then, Google’s server can send alerts to nearby phones.
  • The alerts are classified into two types: ‘Be Aware Alert’ and ‘Take Action Alert’, depending on the magnitude and intensity of the earthquake. The alerts also suggest actions a user can take for their safety, such as taking cover under a table.
  • The system provides information through Google Search about local seismic events and safety measures when people search for information with queries like "Earthquake near me".
  • To use the system, you need to have an Android 5 or higher phone with Wi-Fi and/or cellular data connectivity, and both Android Earthquake Alerts and location settings enabled.


Q.1 What is the name of the system that Google introduced in India to detect and estimate earthquakes and send alerts to users?
a. Android Earthquake Alerts System
b. Android Seismic Alerts System
c. Android Shake Detection System
d. Android Quake Alerts System

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