Despite the fact that the Ministry of Transport and Communications announced that it will carry out a test of Sismate , the alert surprised many users.
Through the official Twitter account of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) it was announced that a test of the Early Warning Messaging System (SISMATE) would be launched and that it would reach 22.5 million people .
However, the alert came as a surprise to many users, who quickly began to publish their experiences through social networks . For example, for several hours, the ‘hashtags’ SISMATE, Tremor, Seismo, Alerta and MTC were trends on Twitter .
Sismate is a technology that allows massive messages to be sent with an alert: the smartphone will emit sound, vibration, text and screen illumination.
— 🌋Patricio Valderrama (@patriciov) May 6, 2022
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After a few minutes, at approximately 12:30 pm, several users again reported that their smartphone rang again with the alert message . However, this second mockup did not make it to many mobile devices .
The message that has reached telephones throughout the country was a test, but when the system is 100% operational, it will focus on the geographical areas where a naturalcatastrophe occurs , be it tsunamis, floods, landslides, landslides and other phenomena that produced in various regions of the country.