Starting today, interested parties from around the world can opt-in to the Android Earthquake Alerts System and use their phones as mini seismometers to send data to Google. “To start, we’ll use this technology to share a fast, accurate view of the impacted area on Google Search,” said Marc Stogaitis a principal software engineer with Android. … [Read more...] about Google will use Android smartphones as earthquake detection devices
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"The relevant question is: How many times did similar clusters of small quakes occur without a big quake following, and the answer is hundreds or thousands of times more often," said Robert Geller, a geophysicist at the University of Tokyo. "These authors are unjustifiably using the word 'prediction,' which should be reserved for data that would make it a real possibility to issue alarms," Geller said in an email interview. … [Read more...] about Migrating Earthquakes Could Make Prediction Possible
The Princes Island segment is one of three sections of the Northern Anatolian Fault ready to break apart the next time the fault triggers an earthquake. Knowing which of the three dominoes will fall first can help researchers better understand and model the coming earthquake, Bohnhoff said. [7 Ways the Earth Changes in the Blink of an Eye] … [Read more...] about Flashpoint Found for Istanbul’s Next Earthquake
In the Tohoku region of Japan, where 2011's massive earthquake ruptured, and northward, there is a relatively high probability of strong earthquakes. To the south, such as off the coast of the Tokai Nankai region, there is a relatively low probability of high-magnitude earthquakes, the researchers found. … [Read more...] about Where Will the Next Big Earthquakes Occur?
The bulk of Hyperloop's cost would come from building the tube, which in California would primarily parallel Interstate 5 through farm country. Because the pods are designed to be light, the tube would be mounted above ground on pylons, reducing construction costs, improving earthquake safety and easing right-of-way issues, Musk said. … [Read more...] about Hyperloop Unveiled: Billionaire Elon Musk Reveals Wild Idea for Superfast Travel