Last August Google announced its intention to create the world’s largest earthquake alert network with Android phones, until now the system was up and running in the U.S but the company has some good news for Greece and New Zealand.
Greece and New Zealand are the next countries to receive Google’s Android earthquake alerts
The lucky countries to receive Android earthquake alerts are Greece and New Zealand. From now on Android device users will be able to receive an alert when an earthquake is occurring in the area.
Through Google Play Services, last year the company turned our Android devices into mini seismometers. Thanks to their sensors, those phones are able to detect the presence of an earthquake. With millions of phones sending information, Google’s servers are able to detect where an earthquake is occurring to alert all users in the area.
Currently, only users in California (USA), Oregon (USA), Greece, and New Zealand have this feature available. The company reports that Washington will be joining in May and that they expect to add more countries soon.