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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. See community reports of shaking and damage.

Shake Experience Report
Submit your own experience of an earthquake including shaking intensity and damage. These reports are valuable to USGS to build quake experience maps.

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 M3.5!

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
Sep 26, 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

4.47K reviews
Joe B.
April 8, 2023
I see you do not need to have the location setting on, which is good. I feel like it would be nice if we could move the teal square to the area we wanted and possibly zoom in a bit. It is nice to see that we do not need to put a specific address down like your screenshot suggests. Also, I noticed that when the app opens, even though I have set a home location, the map opens to Africa every single time. I saw in a review response that no alert will happen below a 4.5M. You may want to highlight!
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A Google user
August 28, 2019
What happened to the old UI? The new one sucks. Among other things, I don't like the orange dots. They are all the same size. The diameter of the dots indicated the size of the earthquake. That was useful. Please go back to the old one, allow users to choose the new or old UI, or choose color & style and color/style of the background map. At least you left the interactive maps alone. It wasn't broken so why did you "fix" it? With the old map, you could enlarge it to show the fault systems! Booo!
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UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory
August 28, 2019
Hi Steven, we are sorry that you haven't enjoyed the new update. We came to that redesign through further testing. However, we hear you and are making a list of changes- coming very soon. Priority items are making the list of recent quakes clickable, and editing the map view color and style. We appreciate your patience at this time. Thank you!
A Google user
October 17, 2019
This app looks great! But, there is a bug on the map display screen. The boxes at the top left, "I felt shaking" and, "Filter," are cutting off the words. Also, the top right box that says, "List" is only partially displayed. But not that big of a deal. Everything else looks good. I am playing with the settings. Very excited about this app. Thank you UC Berkeley! I will update my review in due time. I am using a Samsung Galaxy 8+ Plus.
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UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory
October 18, 2019
Hi Scott, thank you for your positive rating! Also, we are so sorry that the boxes are cut out and the list is only partially displayed. Will you please email us an images of what you're seeing on your end at myshake-info@berkeley.edu? We'd love to help you sort this issue out. Thanks!

What's new

- Bug fixes