When it comes to earthquakes, early warnings can make a big difference when it comes to seeking safety and surviving a quake.

Soon, there may be a way to get an early warning via your phone. In addition to the possibility of a phone’s GPS one day being able to warn of earthquakes, scientists at the University of California in Berkeley have now debuted the MyShake app for Android phones. When tremors happen, the app is able to record that data and send it to the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory.

The goal is to have people download the app so it can be tested. Once it’s tested, the hope is that one day MyShake will be able to issue early—and potentially lifesaving—earthquake warnings to people all over the world.

To learn more about the app and its uses, read the source article at cnn.com.

Affordable earthquake coverage for your home and business

Earthquakes of any size have the potential to harm your home or business. Because earthquakes can cause such devastating and widespread damage, standard insurance policies do not include coverage for them.

Fortunately, there are affordable endorsements for your home and business that offer earthquake protection. (ERIE offers earthquake protection for your car is provided if you purchase comprehensive and collision coverage.) Talk with an insurance professional like an Erie Insurance agent to learn more and get a free quote.