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Mobile Platform - Japan

The mission of the Mobile Platform Working Group is to enable cell phones and other mobile devices to interoperate with the Japan Resilience System to improve situational awareness and engage mobile intelligent social networks to improve health and human security in Japan. 

Working Group email address:  ***@***.***

Members

James Miller Kathy Gilbeaux mdmcdonald

Email address for group

mobile-platform-japan@m.resiliencesystem.org

Japanese App Helps Spread Earthquake Warning

submitted by Samuel Bendett

Homeland Security Newswire - April 27, 2011

After the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami ravaged Japan, hundreds of thousands of people have signed up for a new emergency warning app for their iPhones; when an earthquake is predicted to hit, the iPhone app, called Yure Kuru, will send out an alert and let subscribers know when the quake is coming, where the epicenter is located, and how bad the shaking will be; the app was developed by Tokyo based RC Solution Co., which specializes in mass alert systems and spreading information in the event of an emergency; since the 11 March earthquake, the company's subscribers have sky rocketed from 100,000 to more than 1.5 million

After the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami ravaged Japan leaving more than 14,000 dead and nearly 13,000 missing, hundreds of thousands of people have signed up for a new emergency warning app for their iPhones.

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