APP Firm sends out false alert for earthquake in Mexico City

Posted on July 29, 2014 • Filed under: Earthquake, Internet, Mexico reported a Mexican company behind a mobile app which gives people a warning before an impending earthquake has apologised after it issued a false alarm. Thousands of Mexico City residents evacuated buildings at noon on Monday after the SkyAlert app told them to prepare for “a quake within seconds” in their area. SkyAlert said it was investigating how the false alarm could have been triggered. SkyAlert says it has satellite warning systems which allow it to alert people to quakes up to one minute before they happen. At 12:16 local time it sent a message to users in Mexico City and central Mexico warning of a “strong earthquake”, prompting thousands of workers to leave their offices and congregate in the streets. Read Article

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