Google Search Tsunami Warnings For Alaska Earthquake

Jan 23, 2018 - 7:24 am 0 by
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Google Search Tsunami Warnings

As you may have heard by now, there was a massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake off the gulf of Alaska and the whole west coast is on tsunami alert. The tsunami is suppose to reach parts of Alaska now, including Kodiak and other parts.

Danny Sullivan at Google has been up all night watching the Google search alerts to make sure they are providing accurate and useful information. He posted on Twitter about their SOS alerts, which they do for important regional alerts for the past years.

Google is working on making this types of alerts even more accurate but it is not perfect as it doesn't have all locations covered in this instance:

I've been watching the search results for [tsunami warning] and it has been clean. I have yet to see false tweets or news posts, so Google has been pretty good at keeping the results here relevant, useful and factual - at least for now.

For the many of you in the tsunami's path, please be safe!

Forum discussion at Twitter.

Update: Some good news:


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