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!]
╍ KEY FEATURES ╍
∘ 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
╍ WHAT'S NEW ╍
∘ 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
╍ COMMITMENT TO POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY EARTHQUAKES ╍
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.
╍ AN INNOVATIVE EARTHQUAKE DETECTION METHOD ╍
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNCaHFxhZ5E
╍ YOUR INVOLVEMENT MATTERS ╍
LastQuake is a citizen science project. Your contribution helps refine our understanding of earthquake effects while fostering our support in disaster preparation and response.
╍ WHAT IS EMSC? ╍
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.