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About this app

MyShake is a comprehensive and free earthquake app offering these features:

Earthquake Early Warning
Receive timely, potentially life-saving early warning alerts in California, Oregon and Washington. MyShake uses the USGS ShakeAlert system to deliver alerts for earthquakes of magnitude 4.5 (or greater) several seconds before shaking arrives.

Earthquake Safety
View safety tips for earthquake preparedness such as securing hazardous or moveable items and creating a disaster plan. Know what to do during an earthquake and learn more about Drop, Cover and Hold On!

Earthquake Map
View and explore a map of earthquakes around the world and get detailed information such as earthquake magnitude, location and depth. Share your own experience of an earthquake and see community reports of shaking and damage.

Earthquake Notification
Stay informed of earthquakes as they occur by receiving notifications on your phone. Select your regions of interest and the earthquake magnitude. You’ll never miss out on any earthquake greater than magnitude 3.5!

Smartphone-Based Global Seismic Network
Participate in a smartphone-based global seismic network. In this research project, your phone becomes a mini-seismometer and contributes to the detection of earthquakes wherever you are. This global citizen-science based seismic network has the potential to provide early warning earthquake alerts in every region of the world, even in the absence of traditional seismic networks!

About Us
MyShake is developed by the University of California, Berkeley, Seismology Lab and funded by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. The Berkeley Seismology Lab conducts essential research on earthquakes and solid earth processes while collecting and delivering high quality geophysical data.

MyShake is available in English, Spanish (Español), Chinese Traditional (繁體中文), Filipino, Korean (한국인), and Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

MyShake is available to everyone for free with no ads and no subscriptions!

Learn more at http://myshake.berkeley.edu
Updated on
Dec 5, 2023

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
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.57K reviews
Jason Bombardier
April 10, 2024
The system alert feature has worked once. I think we've only had one earthquake more than a 4 in my area since I downloaded the app. Unfortunately when we do have our earthquakes ( <mag4) the app is not letting me use the "I felt shaking" portion of the app. For example, there was a 3 of larger earthquake this morning at 1 am and it did not show up on the list of earthquakes and I was not able to to report this.
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A Google user
October 19, 2019
I dont think it is useful running in the background, and if running in the forefront, eats battery. I uninstalled the app for now, but I will come back in a month to see if users are finding it useful. I liked the previous colored circles, not current orange blobs. Keep up the work, though, it is truly a great idea, just needs refinement and more Beta testing.
58 people found this review helpful
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UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory
October 22, 2019
Hi, we do recommend that it stays running in the background. You can dismiss the app, but we don't recommend killing it. This is an ongoing area of testing, so we want to err on the safe side so people continue to get alerts. For saving battery, we also recommend turning on battery saving mode.
A Google user
October 19, 2019
Neat idea but not very functional due to the inability to control notification sounds. I use pagerduty for monitoring critical systems and one of the great things about pagerduty's app is it's ability to bypass DnD/vibrate/silent. Just because I don't want to know about email during quiet hours doesn't mean I don't care about an earthquake. Also not being able to pick a notification sound for each filter means the notifications for deadly earthquake sound the same as Postmates.
35 people found this review helpful
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UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory
October 22, 2019
Hi, we are currently not able to override any phone system settings such as DND, etc but we are looking into changing this in the near future. Also, notifications and alerts (early warning alerts) are different. Check out this demo video to see what an alert sounds and looks like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1p0pFFbH8M&feature=youtu.be

What's new

- Bug fix in navigating to an earthquake from the log
- Opt-in model for notifications in Android 13 and above
- Fix for default location
- Fix for help-email
- "No Shaking Felt" option in experience report
- Prune the earthquake log to 18 months of data, saving space
- Links to Terms of Service and Privacy Policy
- Longer vibration for alerts
- App debug info capability