This Tsunami App Could Warn Users of Potential Disasters

By: Katherine Pendrill - Mar 11, 2016
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Japanese designer Yuta Takahashi recently designed a tsunami app that could help provide advanced warning about potential disasters. Since the Tōhoku earthquake hit Japan in 2011, many designers have been looking for creative ways to prevent future disasters. This app could help warn users when a tsunami is on its way.

Takahashi's tsunami app is a mobile application that sends warnings about oncoming tsunamis. The app would use GPS to track the user's current location in order to provide information about when the tsunami may strike and the height of the wave. The disaster warnings would come from the Japan Meteorological Agency, which uses different numbers, colors and indicators to display information about each tsunami.

While the app is only just a concept, it could help to prevent future disasters like the devastating Tōhoku earthquake.