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Phone App Helps Locate People in Disaster Zones

BY Lisa Goldman | Thursday, October 4 2012

Image from Earthquake Buddy

An Australian app developer has released Earthquake Buddy, a phone app that helps you locate your loved ones in a disaster zone, when conventional communications break down. Tech in Asia explains how the app works:

Once you buy the app (for $4.99), you enter the contact information of four friends or family members. And in the event of an earthquake that registers higher than magnitude 5.5, your buddies will be alerted with your location.

The demo video provides more information: