Volcanoes & Earthquakes

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About this app

Volcanoes & Earthquakes shows the latest earthquakes worldwide or only quakes near you, as well as earthquake "I-felt-it" reports for earthquakes, in near real-time. It also shows active volcanoes on a map and as a list, along with volcano news from all the world.
You can filter and display the data in various ways, for example by magnitude or age of earthquakes, distance from your location, volcano status and much more.


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- See currently erupting volcanoes on a map (more than 1600 active and dormant volcanoes)
- Get most recent volcano news, including volcanic ash advisories (starting from v.1.4.0)
- See the most recent earthquakes around the world based on one of the most complete and accurate earthquake datasets on the internet – earthquakes worldwide up to 7 days old
- Notifications: near-real time earthquake & volcano alerts
- Custom alerts for user-set locations/areas
- Detailed tectonic plates
- 1000s of active faults
- Alert if earthquakes might have been felt in your area
- Larger earthquakes (above magnitude 6.0) available for up to 1 year
- Listing of earthquakes near active volcanoes (could indicate volcanic unrest)
- Complete volcano listing worldwide alphabetically/by country/by activity level (starting from v. 1.4.0)
- Multiple data sources (more than 40 international and national data sources)
- Filter earthquakes according to magnitude, age and distance
- Filter quakes by continent, country or state (starting from v. 2.3.0)
- Sort quakes by time (latest) or size (magnitude)
- Earthquake archive since 2012 - arguably the most complete available on the web (starting from v. 2.3.0)
- Earthquake stats – magnitude/energy/depth vs time or magnitude (starting from v. 2.4.0)
- Submit/read/view user earthquake reports on map via the "I felt an earthquake" feature
- Detailed information about each earthquake
- Detailed information about each volcano including list of eruptions and manner of eruptions
- Tectonic plate boundaries
- Purpose-built and customized, highly compressed data format to save bandwidth
- Optional automatic background loading of data
- Submit a feature request through comments!

Upcoming features:

- More data sources to be added
- Earthquake news

Main earthquake data sources currently used:

- British Geological Survey (BGS), UK
- China Earthquake Information Centre (CEIC), China
- Russian Academy of Science (Камчатский филиал Геофизической службы - EMSD), Russian Federation
- European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), France
- National Geographic Institute (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - IGN), Spain
- Icelandic Met Office (IMO), Iceland
- National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - INGV), Italy
- Geoscience Australia (GeoAu)
- New Zealand Earthquake Commission and GNS Science (GEONET), New Zealand
- German Research Centre for Geosciences (Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum Potzdam – GFZ), Germany
- National Seismological Center of the University of Chile (Centro Sismológico Nacional, Universidad de Chile – GUG), Chile
- Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute-Regional Earthquake and Tsunami Monitoring Center (KOERI-RETMC/BOUN KOERI), Turkey
- Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN), Canada
- Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOLCS), Philippines
- Swiss Seismological Service (Schweizerischer Erdbebendienst. SED), Switzerland
- Servicio Sismológico Nacional (SSN), Mexico
- United States Geological Survey - Earthquake Hazards Program (USGS), USA

Although we take care to collect data from reputable sources and strive for accuracy, there is no guarantee that the information is correct or complete and that the app will always perform as intended.
Updated on
Apr 21, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

6.6K reviews
A Google user
April 2, 2020
Really like this app. It thinks the way I do. Especially like the earthquake historical archive. And the ability to set up alternate locations. For example, I'm interested in the New Madrid fault zone but I don't live anywhere near it. I can set it up to monitor my own location AND the New Madrid zone. I've used several other apps and they all frustrate me, but this one is easy to customize, friendly, and very flexible. Ads are not intrusive but the Ad free version upgrade is well worth it.
99 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
July 13, 2019
Decent app, needs more filters/customization. Most of us only want to see data from our area within a short distance. We don't just want to filter by region, we want to filter by state or radius. Yes you can add an area for notifications but you still have to look at all data when you open the app. I only want to see data within 200 miles max when I open the app. Not stuff from way out of state.
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A Google user
February 27, 2019
Everything you need to know about volcanoes and earthquakes worldwide. Only gripe is that I'm not a fan of the sliders to set distances. I liked being able to input specific distances and tune the notification areas from the maps. What makes me happy is that I can set a custom tone for notifications, currently the Godzilla roar...
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What's new

Minor adjustments in display of plate motion arrows