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Building a seismic network...

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...to reduce earthquake damage.

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Smartphones can detect earthquake shaking.

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Network

Harnessing the power of a global network

Earthquake

Accelerometer in the phone records earthquakes as they happen.

Neural

Using advanced neural networks.

Activities

Distinguish earthquakes from normal human activities.

Thank you to our MyShake community - 170,000 downloads worldwide and counting!

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MyShake is a free app for Android phones that has the ability to recognize earthquake shaking using the sensors in every smartphone. The app runs “silently” in the background on your phone using very little power – just like the step-tracking fitness apps. When the shaking fits the vibrational profile of an earthquake, the app sends the anonymous information to our central system that confirms the location and magnitude of the quake.

Our goal is to build a worldwide seismic network and use the data to reduce the effects of earthquakes on us as individuals, and our society as a whole. MyShake also provides users with information about recent earthquakes around the world and significant global historical earthquakes.

We hope to have an iPhone version in the future. For more detailed information on the MyShake system, see the research article.

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