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New mobile app and toll free number launched for quick access to info on quake

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Kathmandu, May 16, 2015: The ‘Nepal Earthquake Update’, a new mobile app software has been launched which provides information on the Richter scale of the earthquake and its epicenter with just a click on the screen.
A seeming information bank like application divulges information on the earthquakes and the aftershocks occurring a day before, a month and even a year back.

The app developer Manohar Lal Shrestha said the software was created to allow people quickest access to the information over the type of earthquake and aftershock. The app is of 1.1 MB capacity which records data on earthquakes and aftershocks of above four Richter scale.

The app will provide the relevant data five minutes after any seismic activities above four Richter scale as the data is uploaded only after details are provided by the National Seismological Centre, said Suresh Shrestha, the app designer.
The app can be downloaded free of cost from Google Plus on Android mobiles. The application will be further enhanced with augmentation of more facilities and it can be used from anywhere in the world. The app was created with support from Department of Mines and Geology.

Meanwhile, the National Seismological Centre in collaboration with Nepal Telecom has started toll free number to provide easy access for the people on information relating to the earthquake. The people can now avail of the information on the type of the earthquake and its epicenter by dialing 1618014410141, said Centre’s Chief Lok Bijaya Adhikary.
Minister for Industry Mahesh Basnet launched the two new services amid a programme held at the Department of Mines and Geology on Saturday.

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