American technology conglomerate Google recently reported that its earthquake alerts system will present work in more countries. The security feature basically makes a huge network of earthquake detectors by using sensors in Android phones around the world.
Android clients throughout the world can take advantage of the system by looking into “earthquakes near me” for “near-instant” updates. As per Mashable initially, notifications for the Android Earthquake Alerts System were just accessible in select locations in the US, with Oregon being the latest expansion.
The tech giant declared that the earthquake alerts will currently be accessible in two additional locations. Android clients in Greece and New Zealand will presently get automatic notifications about earthquakes in the regions. Google expressed that it picked these countries since they need early warning system alerts. Clients can turn these notifications off if they like.
Google had pushed out an update on Android back in August 2020 where it carried out a host of new tools and features. That was the point at which the Android Earthquake Alerts System originally came around.
As indicated in a report, however, there are a few restrictions to Google’s alert system. Individuals nearest to the quake most likely won’t get a lot of advance warnings since they will be the initial ones to identify the quake.
Be that as it may, their phones will help give a heads-up to others farther away, giving them barely sufficient opportunity to act ahead of time. Given the earthquake has not wreaked havoc, those nearby can likewise search up for accommodating resources on what to do after an earthquake.
In the meantime, residents of Washington in the US are scheduled to get the Android alert update in May. Albeit no notice has been made of additional rolling out the security notifications to different countries, all things considered, more zones will get them later on.