MyShake: Building a global smartphone earthquake early warning system

Qingkai Kong, Asaf Inbal, Richard Allen, Jennifer Strauss

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MyShake is a project aims to build a global smartphone seismic network to enable earthquake early warning capability by using the power of crowdsourcing. It utilizes the sensors inside everyone's smartphones to monitor the earthquakes. The motivation of this study is to build a seismic network that can be easily scaled it up to a dense network globally to provide useful earthquake early warning to the public, especially places where they cannot afford traditional seismic stations. After MyShake released to the public in Feb 2016, we have more than 300,000 people downloaded and the network have already been covered the whole global within very short time. In this study, we will discuss the aspects of issuing earthquake early warning through this smartphone network.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4867-4871
Number of pages5
JournalSEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts
StatePublished - 27 Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventSociety of Exploration Geophysicists International Exposition and 88th Annual Meeting, SEG 2018 - Anaheim, United States
Duration: 14 Oct 201819 Oct 2018


FundersFunder number
Deutsche Telekom Silicon Valley
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation


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