Google Alerted Californians to an Earthquake Before It Hit

People with Android phones got a notification that a trembler was about to rock Silicon Valley.

The Android alert was powered by data from ShakeAlert, which detects when an earthquake begins on the West Coast and provides the information to state government agencies and third parties.

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