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Japan plans cellphone warning system for earthquakes

EarthquakeSounds like a good use for mobile tech to me: three Japanese cellular carriers are devising a cellphone alert  system to warn residents of earthquake activity. The idea is to quickly shoot out alerts after the primary quake because it’s often the secondary quakes that cause the most damage. Using the time in between the two can definitely be helpful in a high-risk area. Lucky for me the only time the ground shakes here is when the cows collectively drop down for their naps…

(via Ubergizmo)