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New Google service will inform users about natural disasters

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Google offers a new service Public Alerts – for reporting earthquakes, floods and other natural disasters that are being predicted to occur in the near future or are occurring in some specific moment in the world, RIA Novosti reports.

People interested will be able to check Google Maps application, parts of which, where natural disasters are occurring or weather forecasters are expecting them to occur at, will be marked with special icons.

The service includes a search engine, which allows users to filter information based on categories like type of natural disaster, location and date.

Even though the information published on Public Alerts will be presented most accurate on the United States of America, information about other parts of the world will also be available.

So far the aforementioned service is in testing phases, but Google plans to invite meteorological services of other countries as well as other organizations to ensure the widest possible information availability.

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