Smartphones Could Be Early Warning System for Earthquakes

April 10, 2015 6:00 PM

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FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smartphones and other personal electronic devices could be used to detect earthquakes and alert people in poorer countries about the danger, researchers say.

Such early warning systems could be created using the devices' global positioning system (GPS) receivers, which can detect ground movement caused by a large earthquake.

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