A natural disaster can hit at any time and depending where you live or are visiting in the world there are areas that are much more prone to such instances. Thanks to technological advancements we are getting information faster and smoother than ever before concerning severe weather and natural disasters, allowing people to be more prepared. The following apps are dedicated to providing users with information regarding earthquakes, which can prove to be invaluable.
The best iPhone apps for earthquake alerts
12 May 2017, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
In the digital world, preparedness means a lot more than it once did. If you like in a quake zone, you need to check out Earthquake! Lite. Harness data from multiple sources and get the most up-to-date earthquake information from across the globe. The app features 18 sources of earth data, and it will push notifications for any quake over 4.0. Users can filter and customize their notifications by magnitude, distance, and receive time. Features include historical data, epicentre distance, and sharing of detailed screenshots across social media.
- Earthquake preparedness app
- Data from multiple sources
- Push notifications
- Customize notifications
- Free earthquake alert for iPhone
The future of earthquake preparedness is right in your pocket with Earthquake Monitor. Earthquake Monitor uses USGS data in real-time to alert you of the latest earthquakes around the globe. View and filter earthquakes by magnitude, distance, and history over the past 24 hours. Get information about the epicenter of any quake by tapping it and seeing what cities and how many people are nearby. If the quake is in the USA, users will get notified within 3-5 minutes with the magnitude, depth, and location. Embedded in the app is a Twitter stream of earthquake news.
- Earthquake information app
- Real-time notifications
- USGS data
- Find out the epicenter, magnitude, distance
- See what cities are affected by quakes
Since you never know when disaster might strike, every second counts for adequate response time. Earthquake Tsunami Pro is an app that can give you what you most need in a dangerous situation: a heads-up and more time. Users can access up-to-the-minute data on Tsunami and Earthquake risk, as well as the level of the risk for (Tsunami) or the magnitude of the quake. The app features sound alerts for instant warning of peril (requires an in-app purchase), as well as the more standard push notifications. Users can set the notification level to activate only when a threat occurs exceeding the preset threshold.
- Tsunami and earthquake warning app for iPhone
- Degree of tsunami risk
- Magnitude of earthquake
- Sound alert instant warning
- Set threshold for notifications
If you live near a fault line, love tracking earthquakes or for any other desire, this app is a fantastic resource for all things earthquake. View forecasts for global seismicity, see estimates on home damage from an earthquake, get insights, monitor landslide hazards, view maps with all the latest earthquakes, get details on each earthquake, view interactive bar charts and more. Temblor is easy to navigate and user friendly. This app is free to download and comes with an in-app purchase to remove ads.
- Get earthquake alerts, info and more
- Insights, Details on earthquakes
- Maps with latest earthquakes
- Charts, Estimates for home damage
- In-app purchase to remove ads
If you live an area that is prone to or known for earthquakes then it's important to have a system that you can rely on that delivers alerts. The QuakeWatch - Latest Earthquakes Info app is meant to be a reference guide providing information on any earthquake that has occurred in the world that has a magnitude of 1.0 and greater. Even if you don't live an area that is known for earthquakes it still can prove to be an interesting tool. The app has an interactive world map which makes it possible to see any activity in the past week. Move around the globe with ease, zoom in, and use the sorting tools to find the information you want. You can share information, filter it, and even select particular sources to gather your information.
- Learn about any earthquake that has happened in the world that with a magnitude of 1.0 or greater
- Make use of the sorting and filtering tools to find what you want
- The app features an interactive globe that you can search
- Share information if you like
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There are plenty of natural disasters that happen around the world and if it's earthquake information you're after this is the place to find it. The iEarthquake Lite app provides users with a data feed that is put together from information around the world. The app covers both earthquakes and tsunamis and you can receive alerts about both. There are two different modes to choose from and you can check out the seven-day real-time updates through the app. This is a great way to learn about the trouble spots that you may want to avoid. You can also share the data through social media.
- The app has a search tool to make the experience smooth and simple
- You can share information through social media
- Learn about earthquakes and tsunamis happening in the world
- Find out where the trouble spots are so you can avoid traveling there within the next few days
For those who are unfamiliar with the Earthquake+ app now is the time to check it out as it has gone through all kinds of improvements to make the experience user-friendly and packed full of information. Through this app you'll be able to search for any location you're interested in and then get push notifications that relate to those locations. This app provides information not just on earthquakes but also on volcanoes as there is a connection between the two. The app gathers its information from a variety of sources around the world so you know you're getting reliable and current data. As well this one shows you a map of the tectonic plates across the earth to give users a better understanding of earthquakes.
- Get details on earthquakes and volcanic activity all around the world
- The app gathers its information from a number of worldwide sources
- You can receive push notifications on locations you have placed on your list
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For those looking for a complete source of information where earthquakes are concerned the iEarthquakes app provides them with an all-access pass to a massive amount of data. Within this app users will learn about natural disasters that are occurring, tsunamis, and earthquakes. As well they will be notified about these events through push notification. There are a couple of display modes to choose from and you can follow the seven day real-time updates of the affected locations. The app even has a custom location notification so that if the area you are in has an alert issued you’ll know about it immediately.
- This is the complete unlocked version of the app
- Get push notifications regarding natural disasters, tsunamis, and earthquakes
- Get notifications regarding your specific location
- Follow the seven-day real-time updates on affected regions
- Choose from a couple of different viewing modes
- The app is easy and quick to navigate
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Are you searching for a way to stay on top of the very latest news regarding earthquakes around the world? If so the Earthquake app is a simple, streamlined offering that provides you with push notifications as soon as the alert is issued. You've got the ability to customize the alerts so it is based on either the magnitude threshold or the location. You can filter the information and check it out on the map that also shows the age and magnitude of the event. There is an event timeline, the Today Widget, and you can share content to social media and by email.
- Learn about alerts as they are issued
- Filter the information
- Customize the push notifications so you get the information you want
- View information as displayed on the map
- Share information by email and social media
- The Today Widget and event timeline make sure that you are always aware of the latest news
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Where do you turn for alerts, information, and notifications regarding earthquakes? The Earthquake app can certainly act as that information source for you as it gathers details from reporting agencies that are stationed all around the world. Through this app you'll be able to follow and track both tsunamis and earthquakes in real-time. To provide a streamlined user experience you can filter the information with ease, sort through the information, and get information at a quick glance thanks to the color and size coded pins. The app even offers real-time integration with Facebook and Twitter so all your followers can stay on top of the latest news.
- The information is gathered from news sources stationed all around the world
- Follow and track tsunamis and earthquakes in real-time
- You can sort and filter the information for a streamlined effect
- The app is integrated with Facebook and Twitter in real-time
- You can view information in a quick glance thanks to the color- and size-coded pins on the map
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If you're looking for an app that provides you with more than just the basics regarding earthquakes then this is the one that can do so. The QuakeFeed Earthquake Map, Alerts, and News app is a complete offering that is well-rounded and filled with details. What makes this app different is its mapping tools that gives users a much better understanding of these earthquakes, where they occur, and any sort of patterns that emerge. Features of this app include being able to get push notifications for all quakes with a 6.0 or greater magnitude, there are six different USGS data feeds, you can sort and filter all your search results, check out the latest news, and view the earthquakes on a map or in a list.
- View the latest news regarding earthquakes
- Get push notifications for earthquakes of a 6.0 or greater magnitude
- View the earthquakes on a map or in a list
- Sort and filter all your search results
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