Google Android phone earthquake visualization

Sean Donelan sean at
Sat Sep 19 20:36:17 UTC 2020

The VP Engineering for Android posted a visualization of the 4.5 earthquake in
Southern California from data collected by Android phones.

USGS ShakeAlert is transmitted via WEA to Android, iPhone and other cellular
devices; and shared directly with some public-private partners.  Most 
smart devices (Android, iPhone) collect diagnostic logs and report back to 
their developers, but generally emergency responders never see data from 
diagnostic reports.

Developers don't include emergency alerts in other "smart" devices like 
SmartTVs, SmartSpeakers, etc.

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