Thursday, July 4, 2019

Los Angeles's earthquake alert app apparently does nothing

Forgot I even had it installed until I saw this:

From January:
The City of Los Angeles, under the oversight of Mayor Eric Garcetti and built on the ShakeAlert system developed by the U.S. Geological Survey has released ShakeAlertLA, a mobile app that sends alerts to users within Los Angeles County that an earthquake of greater than magnitude 5.0 or level IV intensity has been detected and that they may soon feel shaking. The app is available for both Apple and Android devices and available in both English and Spanish. You can also use this app to prepare for an earthquake, get details on recent earthquakes, and find help after an earthquake.

And if you want to learn more about the region:

Update: "Oh, you wanted a warning"