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'Phone seismometers' prove their worth

The researchers behind an app that turns a smartphone into an earthquake detector say they have been thrilled by the take-up and performance of their citizen science network.
MyShake was launched for Android devices in February and has now been downloaded over 200,000 times.

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MyShake quake app invites public testing

Known as MyShake, it can sense an earthquake even when the cell device is being carried in a pocket or a bag.
The researchers want users to download the app, in the first instance, to help test and improve its capabilities.
But ultimately the idea is that recruited phones will be part of a network that not only gathers data but also issues alerts.

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