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MyShake Android App Helps Detect Earthquakes
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User Rank: Ninja
2/15/2016 | 1:32:24 PM
Data on the ground
This app sounds a lot like the weather reporting app, mPING, created by the National Weather Service. The NWS app lets users record weather data as it happens. The app does no autodection but it is helping the NWS gather important weather data.
User Rank: Ninja
2/15/2016 | 12:38:20 PM
Re: Is it reliable?
Earthquakes are a scary thing, especially when you live in an area prone to them.

This is great that we're building some first response technology via phones to get a better handle on where and when earthquakes occur. This sounds like some really fantastic technology. 
User Rank: Ninja
2/15/2016 | 7:44:38 AM
Great but...
This seems like a reall smart way to use distributed technology to advance scientific research and provide an advanced warning system, but I am concerned about false positives. If a large number of users were able to coordinate shaking their phones, would it throw up a warning that a quake was pending?
Li Tan
Li Tan,
User Rank: Ninja
2/14/2016 | 9:17:45 PM
Is it reliable?
The theory expalined sounds reasonable but how does it work in reality? If the App raised the alarm that there is earthquake, how should we react to it? Shall we take action immediately or hold on for the official news?

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