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Red Cross Launches Earthquake App
For those worried about an earthquake, there's an app for that.
The app, created by the American Red Cross, puts lifesaving information on your cell phone and tablet. It offers a one-touch "I'm safe" message to your loved ones and includes a flashlight, strobe light, and audible alarm. It also shows you the closest Red Cross centers and can even pinpoint epicenters and magnitude.
In case you were wondering, the last time Illinois suffered an earthquake was in April 2008. It measured a 5.4 magnitude and caused minor damage.
You can download the app for free from the App Store or the Android Market. Just search for "Red Cross Earthquake App."