In­no­va­tion: How your phone can tell if an earth­quake’s com­ing

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Even­tu­ally, Allen says, Myshake data could be used to bet­ter un­der­stand how earth­quakes work and help con­struct stur­dier build­ings. Thomas Heaton, a pro­fes­sor of en­gi­neer­ing seis­mol­ogy at Cal­i­for­nia In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, says the app will need a con­stant stream of user data. “But once we can pull that off,” he says, “it’s revo­lu­tion­ary.” ——Olga Kharif

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