Earthquake Notification App

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Yard Dart, Oct 10, 2013.


  1. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Earthquake Alert App for iPhone & Android | American Red Cross

    For anyone that might be interested....
    YD
     
  2. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    Cool, I might try that one. I have a solar storm tracking app on my phone already.
     
  3. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    Nothing against the Red Cross, but why bother?

    Earthquake Notification Service
    The Earthquake Notification Service (ENS) is a free service that sends you automated notification emails when earthquakes happen in your area.

    See Earthquake Notification Service for details and to sign up.
     
  4. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    I think some would pass on relying on the gooberment for their information.... and look for multiple sources for timely info.
    I believe the app is not just a means of notification for an event, which is what your link does, but also provides several training/learning resources and emergency contact info for local shelters and so on. Some may appreciate an App such as that.
    YMMV
    TD
     
  5. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    What good is an APP that tells you that the Tremor, that just collapsed your House, was an Earthquake.... Now if the APP could give 24 hours Notice , or even 24 Minutes Notice, that would be useful.... but after the fact is just a waste of bandwidth.. If you didn't feel it, do you really care? And if it wasn't in your area, your local NEWS will tell you ALL ABOUT IT, at 11Pm, including Pictures...

    Now if we are talking Tsunami.... That is a different Story.... As they come hours after the fact, and there actually is time to get your collective Act Together....
     
  6. DarkLight

    DarkLight I self identify as a Blackhawk Attack Helicopter! Site Supporter

    Damn...beat me to it. I was just going to say that the shaking and shimmying of the house, broken dishes and the undulating ground were what I would use. ;)

    Kind of like the Bill Cosby routine about a "Dip" sign 2 inches in front of the dip...utterly useless. If you want to help me out here, put the sign after the dip.

    That and the AM/PM indicator on a car radio...really? I usually use the windshield to tell if it's day or night (yes BT, I know, up there in the great white north you go days with no sun and days with no darkness...it's a joke).
     
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  7. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Dag nab it, if I ever git one of them thar smartypants phones I can see what app's is.
     
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  8. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    What Mountainman said...
     
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  9. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories


    Download the American Red Cross Earthquake AppThe free American Red Cross Earthquake App for iPhone and Android mobile devices gives users instant access to local and real-time information in order to help them make crucial decisions. People can view the app in English or Spanish based on user settings.

    Features of the app include:

    · Simple steps and checklists people can use to create a family emergency plan;

    · Earthquake epicenter location, impact magnitude and local geographical impact data provided by the U.S. Geological Survey;

    · One touch “I’m safe” messaging that allows users to broadcast reassurance to family and friends via social media outlets that they are out of harm’s way;

    · Toolkit with flashlight, strobe light and audible alarm; and

    · Locations of open Red Cross shelters.

    The RC just links to the site I posted. As for the rest, I can think of cheaper ways of using my telephone...

    At least they are trying, I'll give 'em that much.
     
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  10. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Bunch O Monkey's [slow] :rolleyes:
     
  11. Hex

    Hex Amateur Survivalist

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