By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
A new app that turns a smartphone into a mobile seismometer is being
launched by California scientists following a deadly earthquake that rattled southern Taiwan on February 6. On top of that, there are a few earthquake alert-like apps free for downloading into your mobile phones which can send warnings a few seconds ahead of the tremor. To help yourself and your loved one, get to know some of these apps.
A 6.4-magnitude tremor turned nine buildings into ruins in Tainan, among which a toppled 16-story residential building which took away 115 lives as of noon February 13. If these people had been informed of a strong quake ten seconds earlier, they might take immediate protective action to save their own lives. [FULL STORY]