Get Earthquake Alerts! Science Dept comes up with smart ways like ‘Quake’ and ‘Sagar Vani’ apps
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 28-Jul-2017

New Delhi, July 28: New mobile applications ‘Quake’ and ‘Sagar Vani’ that will alert people regarding future calamities in land and water. Earth Sciences Minister Harsh Vardhan launched these applications which will provide information regarding timing, the intensity of an earthquake.
The mobile application India Quake will provide information on earthquakes like its timing, epicentre and intensity while Sagar Vani will give details and alerts users about Tsunami and high waves.

“Any citizen can download this app and get the real time earthquake location information. The apps will make information dissemination faster,” said Minister Harsh Vardhan in a statement. The National Centre of Seismology (NCS) has developed these applications ‘India Quake’ and ESSO-Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services has developed Integrated Information Dissemination System (IDS) or ‘Sagar Vani’.

According to NCS the Indian Quake app will automatically circulate relevant information including location, time and magnitude after the occurrence of earthquakes to its users.

Informing about the Sagar Vani the Ministry said that the system has provisions of multilingual SMS, Voice Call, Audio Advisory, Social Media platforms and Digital Display Boards for circulation of information in case of an emergency to raise an alert. The app will directly disseminate warning from the lab.