In some cases, you can barely feel that an earthquake took place, while in others, it's a life-threatening affair. Some places in the world are more affected by earthquakes, while others have never really experienced one, at least not one that they were able to feel.
Having said that, if you belong in the first group of people, and earthquakes are a common thing in your area, having an app that will keep you up to date on that info may be a good idea. For that reason, we've compiled a list of the very best earthquake-related Android applications.
In the list down below, you will find 10 applications, and those apps are not listed in any specific order. These are our top picks for earthquake apps, and pretty much every single one of them will give you plenty of info on upcoming earthquakes, and earthquakes that occurred, though they do it in different ways, of course.
Earthquake Alert! app is one of the best-designed earthquake applications in the Play Store, at least from those that we've seen. This app combines green and white colors, for the most part, and the map in which it shows earthquake activity complements the design really well. This app will show you earthquakes with a magnitude of 1.0+ from the US, and magnitude 4.5+ from all over the world. There are various filters included here, and a ton of extra functionality that you'll discover.
My Earthquake Alerts
My Earthquake Alerts is yet another really well-designed app, and it comes with push notifications support. It will show you live earthquake information from all over the world, while it has a powerful search feature dating back to 1970. This app combines red and white colors for the most part, and the app looks really clean in terms of the design, it's really easy to use. Ads are a part of the experience, but chances are you won't be bothered by them in this app.
Earthquake -American Red Cross
Earthquake – American Red Cross is the American Red Cross' official app, as you could have guessed from its name. This app's goal is to prepare you for an upcoming earthquake, first and foremost, while it can be useful after an earthquake took place as well. It provides step-by-step instructions on what to do before, during, and after an earthquake, even if you don't have access to the Internet, and that's quite important.
Volcanoes & Earthquakes
Volcanoes & Earthquakes app does not focus solely on earthquakes, it provides really useful info regarding volcanoes as well. This app will provide you info regarding both activities in real-time, and you can filter data that the app provides with ease. For example, you can select only earthquakes of a specific magnitude, or distance from your location, the same can be said for volcano activity as well. The free version includes ads, but a paid version is also available.
Earthquake Network – Realtime alerts
Earthquake Network – Realtime alerts is another app that does a great job keeping you up to date on earthquake activity, as it provides real-time alerts. It can do this for most countries around the world, and it even allows users to report earthquake activity. Chatrooms for exchanging info during earthquakes are also available in this application, while a paid version of the app is also available with a ton of additional features.
Earthquakes Tracker may not be the best-looking application on this list, but it sure is one of the most detailed ones. It provides near real-time seismic events notifications, while it also analyzes seismic activity and puts it in a graph format for you. You can opt for custom proximity and magnitude alerts, and it even has an option for a voice announce to speak event parameters to you so that you don't have to read those each time an earthquake takes place. A free version of this app includes ads, paid one does not.
EarthQuake – Alerts & Monitoring
EarthQuake – Alerts & Monitoring app is kind of self-explanatory. This app can monitor earthquakes all over the globe, and the app itself looks really nice, it's definitely one of the best-looking apps of its kind in the market. This app allows you to search for an event based on the date and keyword, while it also allows you to view the list of closest cities to the epicenter. Various details for every earthquake are available, and so much more.
LastQuake is the official application of the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (CSEM), and it is supposed to alert populations and gathering testimonies in real-time. This app also provides post-earthquake safety tips, and an SMS service that allows victims to notify their loved ones. The app also provides real-time information and data, and access to comments, photos, and videos which have been provided by witnesses.
eQuake is "an earthquake early-warning app", as the developer refers to it. This app uses a network of seismic sensors in order to detect earthquakes. This app also allows you to use your phone as a sensor which contributes to the Zizmos earthquake warning system, which improves the coverage of seismic detection. You'll also find a map of recent earthquakes in this application, and that info is gathered from USGS' databases.
3D Earthquake app is actually quite interesting. This app allows you to see a 3D model of the globe, and spin it in order to see which areas have been affected by earthquakes in a specific period of time. You can see earthquakes from last hour, day, 7 days, and 30 days. This app gathers info from USGS, and it allows you to tap quake label for more information and sharing purposes.