California Gov. Gavin Newsom today (Thursday, Oct. 17) announced the debut of the nation’s first statewide earthquake early warning system that will deliver alerts to people’s cellphones through an app developed at the University of California, Berkeley.
The mobile phone app, MyShake, can provide seconds of warning before the ground starts to shake from a nearby quake — enough time to drop, cover and hold on to prevent injury.
The app is available on both Apple and Android platforms.
So why am I posting about this here? Because I was one of the “citizen scientists” that helped beta test the app. I have had it on my phone now for a couple of years and can assure you that it is safe. The app gets input from phones’ motion sensors and now also delivers alerts from the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey that utilizes data from seismic networks in California, Oregon and Washington.
and some of our team were there… this is a real genealogy picture 🙂
This little how-to item shows formulas in Excel for calculating a birthdate range given a date and age. The formula for F7 and G7 are shown above. After setting it up, plug in a date (B7) and age (D7).
This afternoon, June 29, from 1-2 pm, Daniel Spelce will air an interview with Dayna Jacobs on the Family Sparks Family History Radio Hour on KSQD Santa Cruz, 90.7 fm on the radio dial, and ksqd.org streaming live on the internet. Click on the first tab on the home page, LISTEN. Then click LIVESTREAM. That’s live programming.
If you’re not able to listen to the live broadcast, click LISTEN, then AUDIO ARCHIVE. Look up “Family Sparks” for June 29, 1:00-2:00 pm. Then you can listen at your convenience.