Earthquake-Detection App Recorded Nearly 400 Temblors Worldwide Using Crowdsourced Data

Advertisement Thanks to MyShake – an earthquake detection app released in February – almost 400 earthquakes in the past 10 months have been recorded. According to UC Berkeley officials, they recorded surprisingly higher seismic activities in the fracking fields of Oklahoma. In fact, in 2015, Oklahoma residents experienced tremors 907 times. Since 2008, the region’s earthquake activity increased by a factor of 43, which in percentage terms comes to 4,000 percent. According to earthquake researcher and Ph.D. student Pengyun Wang, wastewater fluid injection technologies from fracking fields are contributing to it. With users’ data, the MyShake app helped in tracking 395 earthquakes of varying magnitudes and the developers are citing it as the proof of its super efficacy. Popular Android App The Android app was downloaded by 220,000 people. Going by its success, there…


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