In areas prone to earthquakes, early warnings can make all the difference in saving lives and minimizing damage. The Android Earthquake Alerts System is a feature developed by Google that enables Android users to receive early warning notifications on their phones when an earthquake is detected in their area. Now, this feature is available in Pakistan.
On July 2022, Android users in Pakistan were alerted to an earthquake 15-20 seconds before the shockwaves hit thanks to the Android Earthquake Alerts System. This innovative feature is a result of Google’s initiative to repurpose the built-in accelerometers in smartphones as seismic detectors to sense tremors.
The Android Earthquake Alerts System is a life-saving feature that provides early warning notifications to users in areas affected by an earthquake. With its ability to detect seismic activity in real-time, this feature gives Android users in Pakistan a chance to prepare themselves and their loved ones before an earthquake hits.
How to enable Earthquake Alerts System
To enable the Earthquake Alerts feature on your Android phone, follow the simple steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings on your Android phone.
Step 2: Select the Safety and Emergencies tab.
Step 3: Toggle Earthquake alerts on.
That’s it! Once you’ve turned on the Earthquake Alerts feature, your Android phone will utilize its built-in accelerometers to detect seismic activity and send you an early warning notification in the event of an earthquake. This feature can help you and your loved ones prepare for an earthquake and potentially minimize the impact of its aftermath.
Note that this feature may not be available in all countries, so it’s a good idea to check if it’s supported in your area. Additionally, the Earthquake Alerts feature may use some of your phone’s battery and data, so make sure to keep your phone charged and connected to the internet to ensure you receive notifications in a timely manner.
By activating this feature, Android users in Pakistan can receive timely and potentially life-saving notifications in the event of an earthquake.
We send our heartfelt prayers and well wishes to those affected by the earthquake in Pakistan and encourage everyone to take advantage of this feature to stay safe during natural disasters.