Say Goodbye To ShakeAlertLA — City Points Everyone To Statewide Earthquake Warning App
Both use the same technology, detecting earthquakes through ground-motion censors. And if you're close enough to the epicenter to feel shaking from a magnitude 4.5 quake or higher, you'll get an alert from the app to "drop, cover, and hold on."
California, which unveiled its app in October 2019, tested it for the first time statewide in October, sending an alert to about 5 million Californians.
That test coincided with the annual Great California ShakeOut safety drill.
1⃣ Drop— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) October 15, 2020
3⃣ Hold on
During this year’s California #ShakeOut learn about earthquake preparedness and how you can receive an early warning on your phone before shaking starts.
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti says "ShakeAlertLA" was a bridge to the statewide earthquake early warning system. Now that that "MyShake" is up and running, the city's app will stop sending alerts on December 31.
THE BIG ONE IS COMING. GET PREPARED
We don't want to scare you, but the Big One is coming. We don't know when, but we know it'll be at least 44 times stronger than Northridge and 11 times stronger than the Ridgecrest quakes last year. To help you get prepared, we've compiled a handy reading list
- Your Guide To Surviving The Big One
- For Earthquakes, Forget The 'Go-Bag.' Here's How To Prepare
- How To Not Get Life-Threatening Diarrhea After A Major Earthquake
- 10 Earthquake-Related Questions To Ask Your Landlord Immediately
- Listen to Our Newsroom's Podcast "The Big One: Your Survival Guide"