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Be earthquake ready with the new Earthquake App

earthquakeWASHINGTON — The Northwest is no stranger to earthquakes.  The Nisqually quake in 2001 was one of the largest in state history, measuring 6.8 on the magnitude scale and lasting 45 seconds.  About 400 people were hurt, and one person died of a heart attack.  Buildings in Olympia, Sea-Tac Airport, and across Western Washington were damaged.

Now, there’s a new app to get you prepared if another earthquake strikes our area.  It’s called the Earthquake Notification App by the Red Cross.  You’ll get alerts and notifications when an earthquake happens.  You’ll also be able to find help and let others know you are safe, even if the power’s out.  There are also tips on how to prepare your family and home.

From your mobile phone, call **REDCROSS or **73327677 and they’ll send you a link to download the quake alert app to your iPhone or Android device.  You can also download them directly from iTunes or Google Play app stores.

You can learn more about the app here: http://www.redcross.org/mobile-apps/earthquake-app

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