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Mexico offers free BlackBerry app to warn of quakes

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Mexico City’s government is offering a free app for BlackBerrys that will alert users when a major earthquake is approaching the capital.

Mayor Marcelo Ebrard says there are monitoring stations in remote areas of the country that detect earthquakes and send signals to Mexico City from five to 10 seconds before a tremor’s waves reach the capital.

Ebrard says the app began working Tuesday. He says even a few seconds warning will be valuable in helping people take action to protect their lives.

Source: Associated Press