The locals in Mexico City are receiving a free gift from their local government,a BlackBerry app that will alert them when a earthquake is about to hit. The application will send a warning notification up to 50 seconds prior to the earthquake, depending on where it hits. 50 seconds may seem like a short time, but to some 50 seconds could mean the difference between life and death.

Mexico City's Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said that they "want to have the most complete seismic-alert system that there is," It is nice to see the Government taking care of it's citizens like this. Maybe we will see this in other countries as well.

Residents of Mexico City can download the free app here: