Published On: Thu, Jun 30th, 2016

Google Adds Earthquake Information Feature To Search Results Page

Google announced Thursday to be bringing earthquake information to the search results page. Users can now ask the search giant after feeling the quake effects.

The search is simple. Users simply need to search for “earthquake,” “earthquake near me,” or something related. The result page will show summary of the quake on top of the other results. This mean no click now will be necessary to get to know information on earthquake. A map too will be accompanied along with the summary along with some tips to safely navigate the aftermath.

Google Software Engineer Chris Keitel announced the new feature in a blog post and said immediately after an earthquake people want to know how close epicenter was, what was the intensities of the quake and which areas were affected.

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Keitel wrote, “We hope that by displaying this result directly in Search, people will have fast and easy access to the information they need to stay safe in the face of an earthquake.”

Also, earlier this week Google added an interesting feature – song lyrics to the search results.

Google has partnered with LyricFind to add over 4,000 publishers to Google Play Music as well as to Google search results

LyricFind is the largest lyric-licensing service in the world.

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