Earthquakes are unpredictable and can strike anytime, anywhere, as evidenced by the recent 6.8-magnitude quake that hit Davao Region on November 17. The quake caused damage and injuries in Mindanao and reminded us of the need to be prepared and alert.
One way to do that is to enable earthquake alerts on your smartphone, which can warn you of possible shaking in your area.
If you have an Android phone, you can enable it by following these steps:
- Go to Settings > Safety and Emergency> Earthquake alerts.
- Make sure the toggle is turned on.
If you don’t see Earthquake alerts on your Android settings, just make sure Wireless emergency alerts are enabled. This will allow you to receive alerts from the government and other sources.
If you have an iOS device, you can enable earthquake alerts by following these steps:
- Go to Settings > Notifications > Emergency Alerts.
- Enable the toggles for Public Safety Alerts and Emergency Alerts.
By enabling earthquake alerts on your phone, you can get notified of potential tremors and take appropriate actions to protect yourself and your loved ones. You can also check the intensity and location of the quake on your phone’s map app or on websites like Phivolcs.
This is not a substitute for preparedness and awareness, but they can help you stay informed and safe. Make sure to enable them on your phone today and share this article with your friends and family.