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Earthquake app review: international reporting

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Introduction

Earthquake - International reporting, alerts, maps, & custom notifications of world earthquakes is definitely a must-have iPhone and iPad app for any of you who live in a region that is particularly susceptible to tectonic activity.

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This app makes a very decent addition to the Weather category of the App Store, and it’s great to see a high-quality informational resource like this be made available for the very reasonable price of $1.99.

I would definitely recommend checking out Earthquake - International reporting, alerts, maps, & custom notifications of world earthquakes if you’re concerned about nearby quakes and how they might affect you and your loved ones.

Earthquake Watch

$1.99

Earthquake Tracking via Multiple Sources

This is a great app which does a splendid job of providing accurate and up-to-date earthquake data courtesy of USGS, EMSC, GeoNet, Natural Resources Canada, British Geological Survey, GFZ, INGV, KNMI, MNSS, OVSICORI, and GeoScience Australia.

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What I really like about this app is how you can set up customizable Push notifications that will alert you of any earthquakes in your chosen region that register as 5.0 or higher on the Richter scale.

 

Earthquake: international reporting
Earthquake: international reporting

Share Quake Alerts via Social Media

Earthquake - International reporting, alerts, maps, & custom notifications of world earthquakes allows you to see detailed map views courtesy of Google Maps, and detailed pins make it even easier for you to remain aware of earthquakes that may affect you.

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Furthermore, if you’re looking to keep your friends and family well informed then you’ll be pleased to know that you can also share screenshots of maps and information online via Facebook, Twitter, and email.

 

Earthquake: receive Push notifications
Earthquake: receive Push notifications

Earthquake Watch

$1.99

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Receive accurate and timely earthquake data courtesy of USGS, EMSC, GeoNet, Natural Resources Canada, British Geological Survey, GFZ, INGV, KNMI, MNSS, OVSICORI, and GeoScience Australia
  • Receive Push notifications for earthquakes over 5.0 in magnitude
  • Search for earthquakes based on distance, magnitude, reporting agency, and time
  • Access detailed data on tsunamis around the world
  • Includes full integration with Google Maps for better location awareness
  • Share screenshots of maps and information with others online via Facebook, Twitter, and email
  • Report earthquakes in your local area directly to the USGS website
  • Pins on maps make it even easier for you to remain aware of earthquakes that may affect you

Cons

  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

 

Earthquake: view location-based details
Earthquake: view location-based details

Final Words

Earthquake - International reporting, alerts, maps, & custom notifications of world earthquakes seems to be a solid iOS tool for predicting the time, location, and magnitude of earthquakes.

Being British, I’m fortunate enough to not have to rely on a utility like this, but I can see it proving truly invaluable for those of you who do need a tool like this on your iPhone and iPad.

 

Earthquake Watch

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MarkBangs

Mark is an opinionated writer who loves to review apps. In 2012, he started reviewing Apple apps on a regular basis and wonders how he survived up to that point without these apps.