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Minutes matter: App could save lives in a major quake


Last updated 3/14/2022 at 12:39pm

Katya Tulak

The MyShake app, which warns users of an impending earthquake, is now live for the city of Edmonds and all Washington state residents. The app gives you time to drop, cover, and hold on before a big earthquake hits.

Minutes matter.

MyShake uses ground motion sensors that provide residents with a quicker response time when an earthquake is about to hit their area.

The earthquake early warning system is operated by U.S. Geological Survey in Pasadena, California, and the universities of Washington, Oregon, California-Berkeley, and Caltech.

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