LastQuake is the official phone application of the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC). Designed by seismologists, the LastQuake application is dedicated to alerting populations and gathering testimonies in real time. In only a few minutes, EMSC is thus able to estimate earthquake effects. WHAT IS THE EMSC? EMSC is an international non-profit scientific NGO founded in 1975. Based in France, EMSC federates data from the seismological observatories of 86 institutes from 57 countries. AN INNOVATIVE EARTHQUAKE DETECTION METHOD. The peculiarity of EMSC lies in its method of earthquake detection, which is based on: Earthquake witnesses, who are the first to feel an earthquake, and therefore the first informed that an event is happening. Internet and mobile technologies, which allow rapid information collection of the effects observed by witnesses, who are asked to fill in a questionnaire and share photos and videos. COMMITMENT TO POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY EARTHQUAKES. Because information and communication are cornerstones in preventing risky behaviors, EMSC contributes to the reduction of seismic risk by providing to the general public: real-time information. Post-earthquake safety tips. SMS service that allows victims to notify their loved ones. PRINCIPAL FEATURES. Real-time information and data. Customizable notifications (destructive earthquakes, earthquakes near you). Access to comments, photos and videos by witnesses. Allows the sharing of information on social media. Can send SMS to your loved ones if you are in the area impacted by an earthquake. Provides post-earthquake safety tips. This is an ad-free app.
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