Three earthquakes in three days. It's enough to spook even the most cynical cynic.
But never fear: Your iPhone will soon alert you to earthquakes. Well, if you live in Japan.
For now, the alerts are only available to iPhone users in Japan who have access to beta versions of iOS 5. However, word is that Apple will make the alert capabilities available to everyone soon.
Japan's current earthquake warning system notifies people up to two minutes before a quake hits. As countless people can tell you, in an emergency, that can be the difference between life and death.