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MyShake — Not Chocolate, Vanilla, or Strawberry, but a life saver

As of January 26, 2022, the 322nd anniversary of the last Cascadia earthquake of 1700, the free MyShake app, developed at the University of California at Berkeley, is available for all residents of Washington, Oregon, and California.

Earthquake Early Warning now available publicly in California, Oregon, and Washington

Have earthquake information at your fingertips, see damage reports shared by citizen scientists like you, help us build a global seismic network.

Become a citizen scientist

The newest enhancement to the MyShake app is a feature called HomeBase. It allows users to set a default location where they can receive earthquake early warning alerts, even if location services are temporarily down or turned off.

Your device becomes an earthquake sensor and joins a smartphone network collecting valuable data. Data collected is anonymous and your location used by the app is in a 10 mile square around you.

When your phone is stationary, MyShake is ready to collect data from its motion sensors. MyShake uses a neural network to decide which motion is produced by earthquakes and which isn’t. When MyShake detects an earthquake, its network of phones records the shaking to collect valuable data.

Remember, if you feel shaking, DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON!

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