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The GPS sensor in smartphones could help detect earthquakes

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 3:03 PM - Imagine getting a notification from your smartphone warning you of a large earthquake.

Scientists say GPS sensors already built into smartphones and other personal electronic devices could be used to build early warning systems for earthquakes.

These researchers want to turn phones into earthquake detectors - http://t.co/3Gy1vfI1mP pic.twitter.com/pJxOG5J3lN

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/gps-sensors-in-smartphones-could-help-detect-earthquakes-/49438/

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Raquel

The GPS sensor in smartphones could help detect earthquakes

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 3:03 PM - Imagine getting a notification from your smartphone warning you of a large earthquake.

Scientists say GPS sensors already built into smartphones and other personal electronic devices could be used to build early warning systems for earthquakes.

These researchers want to turn phones into earthquake detectors -

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/gps-sensors-in-smartphones-could-help-detect-earthquakes-/49438/

Wow this would be handy! :)

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Ingrid Brunkhorst Hurrell

Ingrid, I was on the 14th floor in my office in Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver when "the big one" from 2012 hit. It was mild swaying at best. The best part was seeing Paula, my PA diving under her desk in a mini skirt. :)

Sight for sore eyes, eh? :lol:

Now please tell us how on earth do you remember the miniskirt more than the quake, huh?! :D

Good thing CBC or Global didn't interview you as to what your remember when the quake hit...

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Ingrid Brunkhorst Hurrell

Wow this would be handy! :)

I'd love that App/technology when it comes out, Raquel! :)

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Jules

Sight for sore eyes, eh? :lol:

Now please tell us how on earth do you remember the miniskirt more than the quake, huh?! :D

Good thing CBC or Global didn't interview you as to what your remember when the quake hit...

He is a concerned and caring fella. She may have scraped her knees when diving for cover. That mini skirt offers no protection.

;-)

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Raquel

He is a concerned and caring fella. She may have scraped her knees when diving for cover. That mini skirt offers no protection.

;-)

Lol. You guys make my day every time! Thank you! ?

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Ingrid Brunkhorst Hurrell

April 24, 2015 10:17 am
Updated: April 24, 2015 10:42 am
Significant earthquake reported off coast of B.C.
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TORONTO – A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck of the coast of British Columbia Friday morning.

The quake struck 186 km west, south west of Bella Bella, according to the United States Geological Survey.

A tsunami is not expected in the region.

http://globalnews.ca/news/1959045/large-earthquake-reported-off-coast-of-b-c/

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Ingrid Brunkhorst Hurrell
April 24, 2015 10:17 am
Updated: April 24, 2015 10:42 am
Significant earthquake reported off coast of B.C.
frisk-mug.jpg?w=55&h=55&crop=1

TORONTO – A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck of the coast of British Columbia Friday morning.

The quake struck 186 km west, south west of Bella Bella, according to the United States Geological Survey.

A tsunami is not expected in the region.

http://globalnews.ca/news/1959045/large-earthquake-reported-off-coast-of-b-c/

Seems like there were three small earthquakes in total.

The 2nd earthquake that took place was actually in Idaho and was felt in Castlegar/Kootenays:

Two earthquakes rattled British Columbia late Thursday and early Friday morning, but they didn't cause any damage.

The first quake, which measured 4.2 ML, struck just south of the border in Idaho around 10:43 p.m PT Thursday. It was felt in the Kootenay communities of Castlegar and Creston.

It was one of three small quakes in the area since Thursday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The second quake, which was measured as 6.1 ML by Earthquakes Canada (M6.2 by the USGS) struck in the ocean just off the southern tip of Haida Gwaii at 6:56 a.m. PT Friday.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/earthquakes-rattle-west-coast-and-b-c-interior-1.3047357

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Ingrid Brunkhorst Hurrell

The 7.8-7.9 quake in Nepal yesterday, 25 April 2015, is a sober reminder of how fragile life can be anywhere, anytime.

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The 7.8-7.9 quake in Nepal yesterday, 25 April 2015, is a sober reminder of how fragile life can be anywhere, anytime.

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To put the powerful tremor into perspective the earthquake in Nepal released more than 350 times the energy than the one that stuck off the coast of in British Columbia on Friday. (see previous post on the 6.1 in BC.)

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/hundreds-dead-after-devastating-quake-hits-nepal/50087/

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Cathy K

I must admit that a large scale eruption of the volcano(es) at Yellowstone bothers me a lot more than a possible earthquake in BC.

It is estimated that a full-blown eruption of Yellowstone could leave two-thirds of the United States completely uninhabitable.

Just before the eruption, the pressure underground will build and the magma will rise, forcing its way out of the ground, sending lava and sulfuric acid gas into the air. The blast will also propel ash up to 20 miles into the atmosphere where the easterly jetstream would carry it as far away as Europe in as quickly as three days.

The gas, the source for acid rain, would remain in the atmosphere for years, screening out sunlight, causing global temperatures to drop and killing crops for years afterward.

Even a small amount of ash would close airports, cause damage to vehicles and houses, and contaminate water supplies.

http://www.wnd.com/2014/07/prediction-23-of-u-s-could-be-devastated/

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Ingrid Brunkhorst Hurrell

Simulated tremors for a magnitude 8.0 earthquake

As part of Emergency Preparedness Week, hundreds of people experienced Quake Cottage at #VancouverCity Hall today.

The ride simulates what a magnitude 8.0 earthquake will feel like.

https://www.facebook.com/VCBuzz/videos/vb.148192078555388/901446019896653/?type=2&theater

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