Note: there is a free version of this app. You should try that one first to see how you like it.
* This is a companion application to Earthquake Alert! *
** NOTE: this is *not* a real time system. Data comes from USGS and they post earthquakes online many minutes after the event so there will be delays of 5-20 minutes usually.
* Please email me for issues. I cannot respond to comments or feedback on the app itself.
Try creating a custom location filter vs. the "near me" filter - that one relies on your phone's location and isn't always up to date when the quake comes in.
-- Those who live their life on the fault lines should pick this app up immediately.” – Appolicious
-- A “MUST-HAVE” app that “…basically turns your mobile device into an all-in-one post-quake tool, info center, and instruction guide.” – TremblingEarth
-- 20 Best Android apps this week – Guardian News (10/4/2012)
-- Red Cross earthquake app helps before, during and after disaster – Cronkite News
-- Featured by AndroidPolice.com (10/2012)
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
Copyright © 2012-2014 The American National Red Cross
* This is a companion application to Earthquake Alert! *
It uses push notifications to alert you when an earthquake occurs that match any predefined filters.
Create as many filters as you want to monitor earthquakes all over the world. Create a filter for smaller earthquakes near your location, or one to filter very large quakes worldwide, or create a custom location and radius - it's up to you!
Push notifications use Google's GCM technology and therefore require Android 2.2.
Again, this is a companion app for Earthquake Alert!. Once you have both installed they work together seamlessly.
In addition here is what California recommends you to do in an Earthquake (source: http://www.consrv.ca.gov/index/Earthquakes/Pages/qh_earthquakes_what.aspx)
Many people think having bottled water on hand is a good idea. That’s true, as long as you have enough. Many are certain that standing in a doorway during the shaking is a good idea. That’s false, unless you live in an unreinforced adode structure; otherwise, you're more likely to be hurt by the door swinging wildly in a doorway or trampled by people trying to hurry outside if you’re in a public place.
How to be Prepared
Electricity, water, gas and telephones may not be working after an earthquake. The police and fire departments are likely to be tied up. You should be prepared to fend for yourself for at least three days, preferably for a week.
You'll need food and water (a gallon a day per person); a first aid kit; a fire extinguisher suitable for all types of fires; flashlights; a portable radio; extra batteries, blankets, clothes, shoes and money (ATMs may not work); medication; an adjustable or pipe wrench to turn off gas or water, if necessary; baby and pet food; and an alternate cooking source (barbecue or camp stove). This list can also be applied to other disasters, such as floods or wildfires.
It’s also a good idea to decide beforehand how and where your family will reunite if separated during a quake and to conduct in-home practice drills. You might choose an out-of-the-area friend or relative that family members can call to check on you.
Securing water heaters, major appliances and tall, heavy furniture to prevent them from toppling are prudent steps. So, too, are storing hazardous or flammable liquids, heavy objects and breakables on low shelves or in secure cabinets.
Discuss earthquake insurance with your agent. Depending on your financial situation and the value of your home, it may be worthwhile.
During an Earthquake
If you're indoors, stay there. Get under -- and hold onto --a desk or table, or stand against an interior wall. Stay clear of exterior walls, glass, heavy furniture, fireplaces and appliances. The kitchen is a particularly dangerous spot. If you’re in an office building, stay away from windows and outside walls and do not use the elevator.
If you're outside, get into the open. Stay clear of buildings, power lines or anything else that could fall on you.
If you're driving, move the car out of traffic and stop. Avoid parking under or on bridges or overpasses. Try to get clear of trees, light posts, signs and power lines. When you resume driving, watch out for road hazards.
If you're in a mountainous area, beware of the potential for landslides. Likewise, if you're near the ocean, be aware that tsunamis are associated with large earthquakes. Get to high ground.
If you’re in a crowded public place, avoid panicking and do not rush for the exit. Stay low and cover your head and neck with your hands and arms.
After an Earthquake
Check for fire or fire hazards. If you smell gas, shut off the main gas valve. If there's evidence of damage to electrical wiring, shut off the power at the control box.
If the phone is working, only use it in case of emergency. Likewise, avoid driving if possible to keep the streets clear for emergency vehicles.
Be aware that items may fall out of cupboards or closets when the door is opened, and also that chimneys can be weakened and fall with a touch. Check for cracks and damage to the roof and foundation of your home.
map and in a list as they are occurring around the globe.
Additional hazard information can be viewed and shared.
The term "Active Hazards" refers to a collection of current and real-time incidents (compiled from authoritative sources) which have been designated "potentially hazardous to people, property, or assets" by the PDC DisasterAWARE™ application.
The application is a free download.
PDC Active Hazards currently includes:
-Hurricane/Tropical Cyclone (global)
-National Weather Service High Surf (for Hawaii)
-National Weather Service High Wind (for Hawaii)
-National Weather Service Flood (for Hawaii)
-Wildfire (global)- coming soon!
Other hazards will be added over time.
Application features include:
√ View Active Hazards on an interactive map or in the Alert list
√ Search for location (quick zoom)
√ Choose background map
√ Get "more info" for most Active Hazards
√ Receive automatic updates every five minutes
√ Choose a preferred time zone
So people are using this app in preparing against earthquakes.
You can see a real time image of a ground motion of Japan.
This app will notify you of earthquakes by alarm sound, voice or/and vibrator before the ground motion arrives a place you are.
All people who travel to Japan need this app.
(1) Real time image
You can see a real time image of the ground motion of Japan. Also you can see real time waveform of the ground motion up to 16 observation points.
(2) Notification of the earthquakes
A notification server is always monitoring the ground motion of Japan even if you don't use this app. When the earthquake occurs, the server sends notifications to your device by using Google Cloud Messaging before the ground motion arrive place you are.
The notification condition can be set by an estimated seismic intensity and a region. You can choose a combination of alarm sound, voice, vibrator, auto-popup of the app and message as a notification method. The alarm sound can be changed to what you like. The voice notification speaks the seismic intensity and regions.
Earthquake Early Warnings (EEW) are issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) are also displayed and spoken in English.
This app also supports automatic tweets of the earthquake information and images of the ground motion and waveform plots.
HOW TO USE
(1) Registration to the notification server
After installation of the app, just once you start it, then your device will be registered automatically.
(2) Button functions
Button functions are as follow (from left)
* History button displays a list of earthquakes, any items can replay by touch.
* Replay last earthquake.
* Synchronize time to server. / Back to current time when replay mode.
* Change servers.
(3) Settings of notification condition
Menu > Notification > Notification condition
Set notification condition by selecting an Estimated seismic intensity or a PGA (Peak Ground Acceleration). You would receive notifications in more earlier time by setting lower value.
NOTE: Seismic intensity means Japanese seismic scale in this app.
(4) Settings of notification region
Menu > Notification > Notification range
Menu > Notification > Regional settings
If you do not need all notifications for countrywide, set either "Notification range" or "Regional settings". "Notification range" require permission to access Location service (No GPS used). "Notification range" is not valid outside of Japan. You would receive notifications in more earlier time in case of setting to wide-range.
(5) Settings of notification method
You can choose a combination of alarm sound, voice, vibrator, auto-popup of the app and message. The alarm sound file can be changed to what you like. The voice notification speaks the seismic intensity and regions. (English Text-to-speech is required)
Vibration pattern inform you of an earthquake intensity.
* Less than seismic intensity 2: once per 2 seconds.
* Seismic intensity from 3 to 4: twice per 2 seconds.
* Greater than seismic intensity 5: three times per 2 seconds.
(6) To display waveform
A waveform display function is valid when connecting to New server and operating in a landscape mode.
To change server: Menu > Server/Run mode > Server selection
To add new point, touch a Japanese map and select observation points.
To change display order of waveform plots, drag each waveform to desired place.
To delete a waveform plot, touch the waveform longer than 0.5 second.
This app uses data of "Realtime ground-motion monitoring system (Kyoshin monitor)". It is a web service which is provided by National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED). http://www.kyoshin.bosai.go.jp/
I deeply appreciate them who are providing such a valuable data.
Adjustable sensitivity by zooming in or out the earth image.
Play with it anytime or turn it on during your sleep.
Shake detection is subjective to each individual device build-in sensor and related supporting functions.
This app helps to detect movement of its underlying surface but it's not to be used as a sole resource to detect earthquake. Any damage, loss from using this app is at user's own risk.
By downloading or using this app, you agree to the above disclaimer.
Phivolcs Earthquake Alerts provides a better medium to read updates regarding earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic activities rather than using a web browser and viewing it in a small device.
Only the latest few entries are retrieved. If you wish to view all earthquake recorded entries in the Philippines, please visit the portal instead.
The app also includes a worldwide listing of earthquakes using USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) data.
With this app,you can see Magnitude 1.0+ from the Japan and Magnitude 3.0+ earthquakes from all over the World.
Also, you can search the earthquakes occurred in the past.
- See latest earthquakes around the World
- Earthquake data source
* [USGS] U.S.Geological Survey
* [JMA] Japan Meteorological Agency
- Push alerts of earthquakes straight to your phone
- Provide historical data with earthquake in 100 km range when you search
The earthquake data is from United States Geological Survey (USGS) a scientific agency of the United States government.
The edge of the Pacific Ocean has about 76% of the world seismic activity. The lighter Pacific plate subducts under the larger continental crust. This ring of earthquake activity is about 38.000 km and includes the west coasts of Central America and South America, Alaska to the upper north of the USA, Japan, The Philippines, China, Australia and Indonesia.
A seismic zone witch goes from The Caucasus and the Mediterranean to the Himalayas and Burma has about 14% of the worlds earthquake activity.
It is the Earthquake Early Warning receiving application using (GCM) push notification.
By taking advantage of the (GCM) push notification, you can receive a preliminary report by the power-saving quick.
・I'm developing to target the 4.1.2 · 4.2.2 · 4.3 Android.
・I received the first report of earthquake early warning. This is not a final report, some errors will be included in the information.
・The maximum seismic intensity of the Japan Meteorological Agency forecast announcement of 3 or more, or magnitude will receive a preliminary report of 3.5 or more.
・I will positioning the place where its low power consumption. Order to use the NETWORK positioning error of a few kilometers will occur.
・GPS positioning is also possible. (Battery consumption will be more)
・By combining the location positioning, regional settings prior is unnecessary.
・The operation of the present application, GooglePlay developers the latest services, GoogleMaps is required. Please install the latest version in advance.
・I do not guarantee notification of 100%. When an earthquake occurs, please try to keep to get from TV and radio, etc..
And time it takes to obtain the position information. Could be improved by placing the mobile phone in places where radio waves can reach.
・If the notification arrives early, there may be times when you arrive late.
・Earthquake early warning is not a thing to be announced for all earthquakes.
・Battery consumption will change radio wave conditions, the state of the mobile phone. Please note.
・If you do not receive the things of the accidental radio wave condition, and other mobile phone side.
・You may want to delay the Wifi connection.
You can browse the latest earthquake information in Japan on your Android
Although it is still in the experimental stage, you will also be able to
receive the latest earthquake information with the push notification
feature. However the feature does not guarantee that you will receive
notifications for all earthquakes. Please make sure you use it as substitute
tool when there is no alternative way to find the latest information. You
need to activate this feature first from Setting.
Please note that all the information for recent earthquakes shown in our
lists and push notifications are our initial findings. They may be different
from official information.
About KeepAlive interval
Please try not to change the settings from default. If you change it, push
notifications might fail to reach to your mobile or the battery could run
If your router has NAT timer, NAPT, or TCP timer setting, making Wi-Fi
KeepAlive value about 1 minute smaller than the router's setting could
decrease use of the battery.
About current location issue
There is a chance the distance between your location and the epicentre is
not shown. This is because this app estimates the distance based on your
last location being recognized by Android. So if you have never used apps
which require GPS, your current location cannot be recognized and you will
receive alerts for all areas. The positioning process takes time and
positioning after receiving our alert is too late to reflect your location
on our information.
Register the prediction point and the seismic intensity threshold.
The prediction point is a place where you want to receive the earthquake warning for. The seismic intensity threshold is the standard value. This app. gives you a notice when the estimated seismic intensity is lower than the registered threshold.
[More about this app.]
This app. works with the Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) for advanced users which delivered by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). This means that, when receiving the EEW from the JMA, this application will give you a notice each time. The EEW for the advanced users has a characteristic which derivers warning several times for each earthquake with improving the precision of a seismic intensity. So, this app. may give you several notices with different estimated seismic intensity and arrival time.
Also, with this app. you can view the information of earthquakes occurred in the past.
1.The estimated seismic intensity may yield a slight error by less than ±1.
2.In the case below, the notice of the earthquake warning may delay or failed.
・The prediction point and the seismic intensity threshold are not registered.
・The registered prediction point is close to the epicenter.
・The trouble in network.
・The distance between the registered prediction point and the epicenter is more than 2000 kilometers.
・The depth of the epicenter is more than 150 kilometers.
・Due to the Maintenance of the server.
・Too much load on the server.
・EEW is not delivered by JMA.
3.Twitter Service is not available, you can not view the information of earthquakes occurred in the past.
4.This app. is designed for use in Japan only.
5.To know more about the Earthquake Early Warning, see the JMA homepage.
has an FAQ on facebook page
LastQuake is the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) official earthquakes app. This app is designed by seismologists for the general public, earthquake witnesses and the scientific community.
There are only about 1000 earthquakes of interest to the public each year but this is a tiny fraction of the total, 97% of the earthquakes around the world are detected only by instruments. Using direct access to the results of the EMSC seismic rapid detection tools, LastQuake presents primarily these significant earthquakes.
** WHAT IS THE EMSC? **
The EMSC is a non-profit scientific organization created in 1975 which federates 84 seismological institutes from 55 different countries. It offers rapid earthquake information to the public and international organizations.
The EMSC aims to reach the eyewitnesses and encourage them to fill in their earthquake questionnaire and send in relevant photos. These are added to publicly shared data about each event and help to assess earthquakes’ impacts.
** MAIN FEATURES **
* Real time data
* “Significant” earthquakes list (earthquakes known to be felt as detected by the EMSC seismic rapid detection tools)
* “Near Me” earthquakes list (customizable)
* “All” earthquakes list (full list of the earthquakes around the world published by EMSC)
* PTWC Tsunami Info and Tsunami Watch displayed in the lists when applicable (by tsunami icon)
* Colors allow seeing at a glance the effects of an earthquake (8 levels including 2 for tsunamigenic earthquakes)
* Customizable date formats (UTC, time at the epicenter or time in your device)
* Customizable push notifications (destructive earthquakes, “around me” earthquakes)
* Details about each earthquake: depth, localization, main closest cities, population
* Social media sharing via all the social apps installed in your device
* See comments and pictures by witnesses
* EMSC map, street map, aerial map for each earthquake (zoom in/zoom out)
* Map of the seismicity in the region for each earthquake (data from the exclusive EMSC database)
* Global map of the earthquakes around the world
*===> FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING AN EARTHQUAKE <===
-- Fill in the rapid questionnaire to help seismologists: instant assessment of the earthquake by clicking an illustration
-- Your comment and/or picture published at the same time on the EMSC website and in your Twitter / Facebook
* No ads!
* LastQuake supports two languages: English and French
EMSC is a NGO. If you wish to support our organization, you will able to buy the paid version of the app available soon in this store. If you can help to translate this app in the following languages, please contact us:
Oz Quake is an earthquake monitoring app which displays the latest earthquakes reported over last 7 days by multiple international agencies.
# List of recent earthquakes with time, magnitude, distance to epicenter and depth.
# Earthquake details and additional info.
# A map with all earthquakes.
# Optionally can display most active volcanoes and volcanoes active this week.
# Optionally can display tectonic plates boundaries.
# Standard, satellite or hybrid map.
# Change measurement units.
# Multiple data sources:
- US Geological Survey (USGS),
- European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC),
- GeoScience Australia,
- GeoNet (NZ),
- Helmholtz Centre Potsdam (GFZ),
- Natural Resources Canada (NRC),
- British Geological Survey (BGS).
Stay tuned - more features are coming!
1) Capture photos, record videos and export them to the Secret Media App
2) Share any exciting photos/videos and export them to the Secret Media App
3) Pin password protect your media folders
4) Encryption options for your photos/videos
5) Decryption options when viewing your media
6) If your phone is hacked no one will be able to see your encrypted photo/video media files and folders.
Data is collected from a wide variety of sources including the US Geological Survey, NOAA, and many other sources from around the globe.
Real Time Warning Pro has added PUSH notification features to help update users as fast as possible while maintaining optimal use of their gps, data and overall usage of their devices.
Real Time Warning Free version: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.horizon.android.rtw&feature=more_from_developer#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEwMiwiY29tLmhvcml6b24uYW5kcm9pZC5ydHciXQ..
View earthquakes, cyclones, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters on an interactive map.
+Real time warnings of natural disasters
+Set custom disaster alarms
+Set monitors for earthquakes, Cyclones, Volcanic Eruptions, Hurricanes, Floods
+Share option with FaceBook and Twitter Connect