If you are interested in receiving email alerts on earth quakes before hand and you are interested to know for your own geographic region (say India ) , you should use the U.S. Geological Survey agency free service.The USGS website says that information for U.S. earthquakes is generally available within 2-8 minutes but for earthquakes outside the U.S., it may take up to 20 minutes to report the activity.You need to register and create your profile and choose the area you want notifications. For registration and step by step guidance follow this link below https://sslearthquake.usgs.gov/ens/
There are twitter and Google earth notification of earthquakes from all around the world . Check them here https://twitter.com/#!/USGSted and http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kml.php but it is not specific to your region alone.
Google just came out with a new disaster notification service to alert and also help during disasters using its google maps. Check more details here http://www.google.org/publicalerts
Forecasting: No one can predict future. The idea of future thinking helps to make better decisions today. So with help from the people from across the world we can predict to a certain extent what our future looks like.. Foresight engine designed by “Institute for the Future” is able to predict micro futures (small amounts of correct future predictions) by allowing people from across the globe to participate in its gaming like challenges. This Foresight Engine game experiment enabled to quickly track thousands of answers to questions such as “cure neurological diseases” . The challenge to cure neurological diseases , sponsored by the Myelin Repair Foundation, attracted 3,000 ideas from 400 players with ideas ranging from mobile clinical trials to “public knowledge gardens.”
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