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Japanese mobile phone users could receive earthquake warnings
Japan’s two largest mobile phone operators—NTT DoCoMo and KDDI—have said that they are jointly working on an earthquake early warning system for their customers.
The Japanese meteorological agency has developed a system whereby earthquakes can be detected several seconds before the main tremor strikes, by measuring underground tremors and estimating their intensity.