City of Los Angeles phasing out ShakeAlertLA in favor of new app, MyShake

The app uses data from the U.S.G.S. to give Californians warnings about impending earthquakes.

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USGS to phase out ShakeAlert for new earthquake warning app
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The U.S. Geological Survey is phasing out the earthquake early warning system app ShakeAlert and introducing MyShake, a new earthquake warning app.

The City of Los Angeles is phasing out the USGS ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system app "ShakeAlertLA" and introducing a new early warning app.

One week from Friday, ShakeAlertLA will be retired. Users are being encouraged to download MyShake, a new statewide app that is being rolled out.

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MyShake uses information from the USGS to give Californians a heads up before a strong quake hits. It also improves on lessons learned by developers of ShakeAlertLA.