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Android users to get instant earthquake alerts in Pakistan

09:47 PM | 19 Jul, 2022
Android users to get instant earthquake alerts in Pakistan
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ISLAMABAD – Search engine Google has rolled out a new feature in Pakistan that aims to alert users about earthquakes instantly.

The US-based tech giant earlier announced the earthquake alert feature for selected countries and now, the company is extending the features in Pakistan – the country which is prone to volcanic activity.

A statement issued by the leading search engine said “Today, Google is launching Android Earthquake Alerts System in Pakistan. Android Earthquake Alerts System is a no-cost, helpful Android feature that detects earthquakes around the world and alerts people”.

The new system uses accelerometers in active android devices to detect seismic activities and alerts people via search and directly on the android mobile device itself.

‘Be Aware’ alerts masses when earthquakes with a magnitude of 4.5 occur, or an intensity level of 3 or 4 on the MMI scale, it said. The notification is sent along with the distance of the earthquake’s epicentre. The alert uses the phone’s current volume, vibration, and Do Not Disturb settings.

It said an early warning will alert people to prepare for shaking, adding that the system provides near-instant information to Google Search.

Google also allows users to stop notifications if they do not wish to receive these alerts.

The country of nearly 221 million has experienced several earthquakes with most tremors felt in northern and western parts.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 22, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65

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