WIRED: How Google Alerted Californians to an Earthquake Before It Hit

WIRED: How Google Alerted Californians to an Earthquake Before It Hit. “ANDROID PHONES AROUND San Francisco’s Bay Area buzzed with an alert on Tuesday morning: A 4.8 magnitude earthquake was about to hit. ‘You may have felt shaking,’ some of the messages read. More than a million Android users saw the alert. And for some, it arrived seconds before the ground even started moving.”

BusinessWire: New Video Game Helps Young Adults Prepare for Earthquakes (PRESS RELEASE)

BusinessWire: New Video Game Helps Young Adults Prepare for Earthquakes (PRESS RELEASE). “The player moves through a devastated city in search of their dog, Tsu (short for ‘tsunami’), who escaped in the aftermath of a massive earthquake. Along the way, they encounter situations that demand their attention: unpurified drinking water, aftershocks, gas leaks, and more. By the time the player is reunited with Tsu, they’ve encountered a wide variety of problems that arise before, during, and after a significant earthquake. Created by Lewis & Clark’s Earthquake Preparedness Project, Cascadia 9.0 takes its name from the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a 600-mile fault off the Pacific Coast, which has the potential to produce a magnitude 9.0 earthquake.”

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology: IRIS Debuts Powerful New Application Where Students Use Seismic Waves Data to Learn about the Layers of the Earth

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology: IRIS Debuts Powerful New Application Where Students Use Seismic Waves Data to Learn about the Layers of the Earth . “IRIS has released an online version of its popular activity ‘Determining and Measuring Earth’s Layered Interior’ to challenge students to use evidence in the form of earthquake data to understand the Earth’s interior layers. This free web-based tool for Earth Science classrooms was funded in part by the National Science Foundation.”

National Library of New Zealand: Living history while documenting it

National Library of New Zealand: Living history while documenting it . “…after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake the teams within the Library, being mostly based in Wellington, were able to come together quickly to start documenting the impact of this earthquake on the city of Christchurch, and its communities. More recently, we have found ourselves documenting events while also personally experiencing them, the COVID-19 pandemic being one such example. Another example is the recent 2022 Wellington protests, where we found our building to be within the cordoned-off protest area and witnessed standoffs between police and protestors on our front steps.”

Asbarez: UCLA Promise Armenian Institute, Armenian Film Foundation Partner to Support Film and Photography Projects

Asbarez: UCLA Promise Armenian Institute, Armenian Film Foundation Partner to Support Film and Photography Projects . “The Promise Armenian Institute announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Armenian Film Foundation to collaborate on a range of projects that will support Armenian film and photography at the University of California, Los Angeles. On November 18, the Promise Armenian Institute will host ‘Aftermath: the Armenian Earthquake of 1988,’ the first online exhibit of the Armenian Image Archive, which will celebrate the work of Asadour Guzelian.”

National Film Archive of Japan: “Films of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923″ is now available.

National Film Archive of Japan: “Films of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923″ is now available.. “With the aim of sharing knowledge about the historic disaster and its impact on society via moving images, this website offers a selection of films of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 which have survived over the century and now part of the collection of the National Film Archive of Japan.” The site is in Japanese, but Google Translate handled it.

Quake confusion: Hawke’s Bay residents thrown by Google cellphone alert issued after 5.1 magnitude earthquake (Hawke’s Bay Today)

Hawke’s Bay Today: Quake confusion: Hawke’s Bay residents thrown by Google cellphone alert issued after 5.1 magnitude earthquake. “It wasn’t just the 5.1 magnitude earthquake which woke many residents across the east coast of the North Island. Many bleary-eyed Android users were left confused by the shake just after 1am after receiving a Google mobile phone alert which described it as a 6.0 magnitude quake off the coast.”

USGS: A Fixed Smartphone Network Offers Inexpensive Earthquake Early Warning Potential

USGS: A Fixed Smartphone Network Offers Inexpensive Earthquake Early Warning Potential. “In late 2019, a research team assembled 82 smartphones, strapped them to walls and floors in buildings across Costa Rica and waited six months. After a careful analysis, they discovered that they had created an effective and inexpensive Earthquake Early Warning system that could provide communities with up to tens of seconds of warning that an earthquake occurred and shaking is imminent.”

EurekAlert: Machine learning aids earthquake risk prediction

EurekAlert: Machine learning aids earthquake risk prediction. “An upside of the Christchurch quake was that it was one of the most well-documented in history. Because New Zealand is seismically active, the city was instrumented with numerous sensors for monitoring earthquakes. Post-event reconnaissance provided a wealth of additional data on how the soil responded across the city.”

FEATURE:Efforts made to archive 2011 Japan disaster data to pass on lessons (Kyodo News)

Kyodo News: FEATURE:Efforts made to archive 2011 Japan disaster data to pass on lessons. “Entities in Japan have been stepping up efforts to archive data of the 2011 devastating quake-tsunami disaster in the northeast, such as documents, pictures and video footage to pass on lessons of the catastrophe as people’s memory fades. Their collections serve as useful sources of information for researchers, educators and members of the general public who wish to learn from the past.”