Earthquake -American Red Cross

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About this app

Be ready for an earthquake with Earthquake by American Red Cross. Get notified when an earthquake occurs, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an earthquake-prone area or has loved ones who do.

Ahora disponible en español.

• Easy to use Spanish language toggle to switch translation directly inside the app.
•Step-by-step instructions let you know what to do even before/during/after an earthquake, even if no data connectivity.
•Get notified when an earthquake occurs; see the intensity impact to your area or those of loved-ones with notifications generated by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
•Let family and friends know you are okay with the customizable “I’m Safe” alert for Facebook, Twitter, email and text.
•Find open Red Cross shelters in your area when you need help.
•Stay safe when the lights are out with the Toolkit, including a strobe light, flashlight and audible alert functions.
•Prepare for the worst by learning how to assemble an emergency kit for your family in the event of power outage or evacuation.
•Empower your family to stay safe and remain calm in an emergency by learning how to make and practice an emergency plan.
•Earn badges that you can share with your friends and show off your earthquake knowledge with interactive quizzes.
•See an illustrated history of earthquakes in your area.
•Know how to what to do about food and drinking water when your area has been impacted by floods and power outages.

DIRECTLY CALL PHONE NUMBERS: We need this to allow you to call emergency numbers from within the app
CAMERA: We need to be able to use the camera to allow us to use the flashlight in Tool Kit
GPS LOCATION: We need to serve you earthquake alerts based on your current location
PHONE CONTACTS: We need this for the Make a Plan view to allow you to add emergency contacts straight from your address book

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Copyright © 2012-2014 The American National Red Cross
Updated on
Aug 2, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
3.17K reviews
Old Man
July 11, 2022
It's good, but I downloaded another app to verify this one. The other is a nonprofit from Europe (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre {EMSC}) that recorded an earthquake in 7.5 miles West of Evansville, Illinois and 6 miles North of West Frankfort (37.98 N longitude 88.92 W latitude) & 2 km deep with 2.2 on the Richter scale. This app showed nothing. Not Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, no where. And the earthquake happened 1 hour 30 minutes ago. A 3rd app would verify it, like USGS site.
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A Google user
September 24, 2018
This app is wonderful. I'm highly phobic of earthquakes and any shake that feels like one no matter how mild. This app helps me cope with that fear. I can adjust the minimum magnitude to recieve alerts and the maximum radius of the location being monitored as well as add multiple locations. If I feel a shake and don't get an alert, I know there was no earthquake and I'm fine. If I feel a shake and get a notification, I know I was right about the shake, and reading all the stats about the quake helps pull me away from feeling fear irrationally and let's me think about it from a more analytical point of view. If I get an alert without feeling a shake, I know I'm out of the tremor zone and I'm okay. Just having this app on my phone brings me great comfort.
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tim pina
September 18, 2021
This app DOES NOT alert you when any earthquake occurs. It was set within a 100 mile radius from my location and didn't even notify me when one occurred 10 miles away. It says "all is well". Useless. Definitely deleting!
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