Destructive, Terrifying Earthquakes: There’s An App For That

The state of Oklahoma has been rocked by no fewer than three dozen earthquakes in the last week, the strongest of which measured 5.1 on the Richter scale and could be felt across the Sooner State, as well as Kansas and the Texas panhandle. Geologists, business interests and homeowners all wonder when the next “big one” might strike and whether the shaking will ever subside.

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have just released a smartphone app designed to gather earthquake data and to eventually issue a warning about impending tremors. ABC’s Jim Ryan reports on the app and its potential uses.

ABC’s Jim Ryan joined us from Dallas, TX.