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GPS Natural Disaster Warning System NASA
2013-12-11 09:35:42

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Existing GPS technologies have been enhanced by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego to develop new systems for California and elsewhere to provide warning of hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis and extreme weather events. Forecasters at NOAA National Weather Service offices in Oxnard and San Diego, California demonstrated the new technology in July, using it...

Earthquake Prone Regions Could Benefit From Updated Warning System
2013-10-31 08:52:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Relocating some of the seismic stations in California and upgrading earthquake-detection technology could improve early warning systems throughout the state, according to new research appearing in the November edition of the the journal Seismological Research Letters. The effect would be particularly noticeable in regions that are poorly served by the current network, explained Serdar Kuyuk, assistant professor of civil...

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2011-08-23 13:09:37

  According to 9to5mac, Apple Japan is adding a new earthquake early warning system to their Japanese iOS5 iPhones. According to the BBC, the earthquake warnings are typically issued through radio, television and text messaging under the Area Mail Disaster Information Service. For SMS (Text Messaging) the system works by sending out a mass cell broadcast (SMS-CB) to all handsets in the area. Japanese law has compelled 3G cellphones to include the SMS-CB technology since 2007,...