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About this app

LastQuake is a free, mobile application dedicated to alerting populations and gathering testimonies in real-time when an earthquake occurs. Designed by seismologists, LastQuake is the official app of the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC). Thanks to the participative action of its users, only a few minutes are needed for the EMSC to estimate earthquake effects and notify the population.

[LastQuake is an ad-free app!]


∘ Real-time information and data
∘ Customizable notifications (destructive earthquakes, earthquakes near you)
∘ Access to comments, photos, and videos by eyewitnesses
∘ Information-sharing via social media
∘ SMS service to notify loved ones when in the area impacted by an earthquake
∘ Post-earthquake safety tips


∘ Interactive felt map
∘ Customizable notification test
∘ Earthquake notification through voice synthesizer
∘ Copy-paste available for comments
∘ Minor bugs fixed
∘ New languages available: Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech


Information and communication are cornerstones in preventing risky behaviors. EMSC contributes to the reduction of seismic risk by providing you with:

∘ real-time information
∘ post-earthquake safety tips
∘ SMS service that allows victims to notify their loved ones.


EMSC detects earthquakes using:

∘ Earthquake witnesses, who are the first to feel an earthquake, hence the first informed that an event is happening.
∘ Internet and mobile technologies, which allow rapid information collection of the effects observed by witnesses, who are asked to fill in a questionnaire and share photos and videos.

Want to learn more about our detection system? Watch this video:


LastQuake is a citizen science project. Your contribution helps refine our understanding of earthquake effects while fostering our support in disaster preparation and response.


EMSC is an international non-profit scientific NGO founded in 1975. Based in France, EMSC federates data from the seismological observatories of 86 institutes from 57 countries. While operating a real-time earthquake information service, EMSC advocates for public participation in scientific research. Its core product, LastQuake, paves the way for innovative approaches to building more disaster-resilient communities, making EMSC among the pioneers of disaster apps dedicated to earthquakes and tsunamis.
Updated on
Sep 22, 2020

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, Personal info, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
37K reviews
A Google user
April 15, 2020
I really like this app a lot. I like the interface, the graphics, and the info it gives. But sometimes it doesn't work like I expect it to. At times, some of the smaller aftershocks I was tracking disappear from the list. When I set it to only quakes near me, sometimes it still gives me info for places that are on the other side of the world. Sometimes it doesn't display at all. I've tried some other apps, but I keep coming back to this one. I just wished it worked more consistently.
70 people found this review helpful
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January 30, 2021
Hi Judy LastQuake can be slow due to huge traffic. We apologize. We're a not for profit NGO with free and ad-free services and doing the best with our means. We'd love to improve its services. If you can afford please donate or put a good rating to help us to secure sponsor. Thanks for your understanding
Bruce Bowden
April 8, 2021
App worked well until recently; I was able to see where quakes had occurred worldwide & what their severity was. Now, for reasons unknown, I receive no reports of any quakes anywhere... I just have a blank gray screen. (Android phone, if that matters). Tried uninstalling and re-installing the app, with no improvement. So, now I have an earthquake app that does nothing but occupy system resources. Thus, the one-star rating. Too bad, guys. App was good before, but went off the rails somewhere.
33 people found this review helpful
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April 9, 2021
Hello Bruce, Sorry to read this. Did you try to reboot the smartphone? If you did it already, please send us details (smartphone model, screenshots android version) at and we will investigate. Thanks UPDATE: Is it solved?
A Google user
December 10, 2018
Decided after the big quake here on 11/30/2018 and so many aftershocks it would be nice to have an app for quicker info when I am not near a computer. This app has been pretty good at catching every aftershock that meets the settings I have. It's easy to set up for my own preferences. It is easy to post a "felt it" report. It also overrides the phones silence settings to notify of a quake. Handy, but annoying in the middle of the night when I actually slept through the quake. There is a delay in getting the mm information, but that is normal with any quake reporting site, including the USGS.. One thing I don't care for is the addition of the distance from towns that don't make any sense. A quake may be 8 miles from me here in Alaska, but the first 2 listings for location are something like "1338 mi NW of Vancouver, Canada" and "506 miles W of Whitehorse Canada", then the Alaska location, only 8 miles from the epicenter. Why even list towns so far away? My settings are for 186 miles from me, I don't need to see about a town a thousand miles away from the epicenter, especially on a little 2.5 that they wouldn't feel at all (I don't even feel them and I am right on top of them).
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December 11, 2018
Thank you for this detailed review. The distance to cities should be improved it's more complicated that it look like. Please be aware that notifications settings cannot be modified. They only concerns felt and damaging EQ and are geo-targeted (i.e. user receive small mag locally felt EQ and larger ones located at longer distances). Thanks again

What's new

minor bug fixed