Top 10 Best Earthquake Android Apps – 2020

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Earthquakes can be life-threatening. So, if you live in an area where earthquakes are a possibility, or a common occurrence, it's great to stay informed at all times. That's why you should install an Android app (or apps) that will keep you informed of upcoming and ongoing earthquake dangers. We have smartphones on us at all times, so there's no better way than to install an app on it in order to keep you informed of upcoming or ongoing earthquakes.

We've actually put together a list of the very best earthquake-detection applications for Android, at least in our opinion. We've separated those apps into various categories, as there are quite a few applications that are really good. Each of these apps shines in one area, which is what we've tried to emphasize here.

You'll also be able to see which of these apps include ads, in-app purchases, and so on. Do note that the apps on the list are not laid out in any specific order, though there is a specific function that we've highlighted for each one of them. All of the apps on the list are free to download and use. Read on if you're interested.

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Top 10 best earthquake Android apps 2020

Below is a quick overview of the Top 10 best earthquake Android apps for 2020, including any download and in-app purchase costs.

Download CostIn-app cost (per item)
Earthquake Network – Realtime alerts$1-$28
My Earthquake Alerts
LastQuake
EarthQuake – Map & Alerts
Earthquake Alert!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes
Earthquakes Tracker$1
EQInfo – Global Earthquakes
3D Earthquake$1.2
eQuake$1.2-$62

Top 10 best earthquake Android apps 2020 downloads

Below is a little more information on each app, a suggestion for the type of user the app is best suited to, and a direct link for easy downloading.

All download links go to the app's Google Play Store listing. Users are always recommended to download apps from Google Play or an authorized app store.

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Best earthquake Android app for most users

Earthquake Network – Realtime alerts

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 4.4+

The Earthquake Network is definitely one of the best apps for earthquake awareness in the Play Store. This application comes with plenty of features, and functional design. Do note that the app's UI is not exactly made according to the latest trends, so it may seem a little bit dated to some of you. In any case, that UI is extremely functional, and we did not have any issues using the app.

Now, this app is free to download and use, even though it includes in-app purchases. It offers real-time earthquake detection. It will also push earthquake warnings seconds before they occur. You'll also be able to check out what other users are saying about earthquakes they've experienced, so that you can better prepare. Automated emails and SMS messages with your coordinates can be sent when an earthquake is detected, in real time.

You'll be able to access earthquake data from national and international seismic networks, while chatrooms for exchanging info with other users are also available. All of those features are available in the free version of the app. PRO version features include notifications through a voice synthesizer, AR options, and chat message priority during emergencies.

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Best earthquake Android app for the US

My Earthquake Alerts app image February 2020

My Earthquake Alerts

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: Varies with device

My Earthquake Alerts app is a great option for those of you who live in the US. It offers earthquake info features to people all over the globe, but it's a bit more catered towards the US. This app has a much more modern design than the one we talked about before it. You'll see a combination of red and white colors in this app, for the most part. The app also supports push notifications for immediately notices.

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This earthquake app offers live information from all around the world. Push notifications are customized for users in specific regions, and the app has a huge database of earthquake data. Earthquake data that you can find in this app dates back to 1970. You can also see various earthquakes on a map, if you want. If that's not your preferred view, you can always use the list view instead.

The company utilizes Google Maps, and that view really does look nice. You can find the exact location, the depth, and the distance of earthquakes near you. My Earthquake Alerts is one of the best apps in the Play Store, there's no doubt about that. Ads are a part of the experience, but the app is free to use.

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Best earthquake Android app for real-time alerts

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LastQuake

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 4.4+

Last Quake app is also a great option for earthquake alerts and info. This is actually a great app when it comes to push notifications, as the app is great at delivers warnings and connected information. LastQuake is actually the official app of the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (CSEM). It has been designed by seismologists, and it delivers in the quality front.

The app's design is not exactly earth-shattering or anything of the sort, but it works. This app offers a rather innovative earthquake detection method. It is based on earthquake witnesses, and Internet and mobile technologies. This app provides real-time earthquake information, post-earthquake safety tips, and it comes with SMS support that allows you to notify your loved ones of any earthquakes, automatically.

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The app offers real-time information and data, while you can customize its notifications. You can set it to let you know only when 'destructive earthquakes' are coming, or when they're near you. You can check out comments, photos, and videos from users that have been through specific earthquakes, while sharing to social media channels is also supported here. The app is ad-free, and there are no in-app purchases.

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Best-looking earthquake Android app

EarthQuake Map Alerts app image February 2020

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EarthQuake – Map & Alerts

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 4.1+

EarthQuake – Map & Alerts is probably the best-looking earthquake Android app that we've stumbled upon. It's great at many other things as well, but the design is what lured us to this app. The app combines a white background with various different colors of the top-bar. That makes it easy to know in which sub-menu you're currently at, and it simply makes the app look great. It's not exactly in accordance with the latest Material Design guidelines, but this will certainly appeal to many people.

This app monitors earthquakes all over the world. It will show you a full list of earthquakes, both in a list, and on a map, if you want. You can even search for specific earthquakes based on the place they've occurred, their date, or a general keyword. You can also check out the closest cities to an earthquake epicenter, and get alerts for upcoming earthquakes. The magnitude limit for such alerts is customizable.

This app is not exclusive for earthquakes, it will also notify you of upcoming tsunamis. You can even check out the stats of the last earthquake / tsunami events, and monitor ongoing ones in real time. Various charts are available for your viewing. This app does not include ads, and is currently rated with 4.5 stars in the Play Store, after almost 300 reviews.

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Best earthquake Android app for news

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Earthquake Alert!

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: Varies with device

If you're looking for a great app with earthquake-related news, Earthquake Alert! is a great option. This app comes with a separate 'News' tab, and you'll find plenty of information there. Such information is filtered, and only the best info will be shared with users. The app's UI is also nicely designed, even though it's not exactly in accordance with the latest Material Design guidelines.

You can choose between the 'List' and 'Map' views in the app, in order to see the latest earthquakes around the globe. A rather useful filter is also available, so that you can filter info that is irrelevant to you. You can see earthquake magnitudes in the provided map view, and that is really well-designed, so it's really easy to see the difference. You can also check out the details from the USGS site through this app.

Push notifications are supported, and you can get earthquake alerts to your phone. You'll need to download the Alerter app for that, though. The Satellite Map view is also included, as is the sharing option. You can even report an earthquake to USGS if you want. The app is free to use, but it does come with ads.

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Best 2-in-1 earthquake Android app

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Volcanoes & Earthquakes

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 4.1+

If you're living in an area where volcanoes are also a thing, and dangerous at that, it may be a good idea to install this app. This app covers both earthquakes and volcanoes, and its name is self-explanatory. Volcanoes & Earthquakes app does not exactly have the most modern design, but it's good enough. It may not be eye-candy, but it's extremely functional, and the app works really well in general.

This app comes with a really useful map view, which will show you currently erupting volcanoes. You'll notice over 1,600 volcanoes, both active and dormant. Volcano news are also included in the mix, and the same goes for earthquakes. You can check out earthquakes all over the world which are up to 7 days old. Notification support is also included in this app. The app can deliver near-real-time earthquake and volcano alerts.

You can also set custom alerts for specific areas, if you want, there are a lot of options. The app will deliver you data from multiple sources, over 40 international and national data sources, to be exact. You can filter earthquakes by continent, country, and state. You can also check out the earthquake catalog / archive, dating back to 2012. The app also allows you to submit earthquake or volcano reports.

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Best earthquake Android app for graph information

best earthquake Android apps

Earthquakes Tracker

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 4.2+

Earthquakes Tracker app comes with really useful graphs. These graphs share detailed information about each particular earthquake. This app is not all about graphs, though, not even close. It's just as functional as many other apps on this list. The app does not really have an eye-catching design, like most apps on this list, but it's really useful. Not many people care that much about the design of such apps either way.

This application can deliver near real-time seismic events notifications. It can also show you seismic activity analysis, which can be shown in the form of a graph we've mentioned. You can even define your own zones for earthquake monitoring via the 'My Zones' option. Notifications are also customizable in several ways. This app even has the 'Voice Announcer' option, which will use voice to speak event parameters to you, so that you don't have to read if you're not able to at the time.

You can check out the global seismic activity in real-time, by using double bar charts. There are two such charts available, frequency and magnitude charts. The antipodal map is also available in the app, and the same goes for moon information. The app is free to download and use, but both ads and in-app purchases are included.

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Best earthquake Android app with region filtering

best earthquake Android apps

EQInfo – Global Earthquakes

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 4.0+

EQInfo – Global Earthquakes app has great filtering options. This app can filter earthquakes by region, magnitude, and agency. Sharing options are also available inside the app, and the same goes for notifications. Push notifications are supported, and you can get them just in time. The app's design is okay, but it's not earth-shattering, the focus is on the content either way.

This app also brings a ton of details when it comes to every single earthquake. You can check out the overview map, and multiple solutions from different agencies. A map of the latest earthquakes is also available, while the app also allows you to submit 'felt-reports', in case you're in an area struck by an earthquake. The app provides visualization of earthquake waveforms from the Raspberry Shake network.

There are also a number of settings that you can mess around with. Including the unit of measurement, update intervals, data sources, geolocation, and so on. This app is completely free to use, and ads are not even a part of the experience. EQInfo is one of the better options in the Play Store.

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Best earthquake Android app with 3D UI

3D Earthquake

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

This app is considerably different than any other app on the list. Its name is '3D Earthquake', and for a good reason. This app visualizes earthquake and their information in a 3D format, on a 3D globe. That globe is quite simple, but also futuristic at the same time. It looks like something you'd see in old sci-fi movies. That's not a bad thing at all, though, especially if you like that sort of thing.

That globe can show you earthquake magnitude, depth, and age. Tectonic plates are also visualized here, while earthquake tickers show the strongest earthquakes. You can tap each of those earthquake labels in order to see more info about a specific earthquake. Once you do that, you'll also see the sharing option, which allows you to share that info anywhere else, pretty much.

The data provided by this app comes from USGS. You can see earthquakes from the last hour, day, 7 days, or 30 days. Ads are a part of the experience, but you can remove them. It's a small, one-time payment. If you're looking for a completely different earthquake awareness app, this is it.

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Best earthquake Android app for early detection

best earthquake Android apps

eQuake

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 5.0+

eQuake is one of the best-designed Android apps on the list, and also one that is focused on delivering extremely fast earthquake alerts to your device. This app has been developed by Zizmos, and it uses a network of seismic sensors to detect earthquakes. When an earthquake occurs, Zizmos' servers send users an early-warning notification that alerts them of an upcoming earthquake.

This app can also use your phone as a sensor. That way, your phone can contribute to Zizmos' earthquake warning system, and thus improve the coverage of seismic coverage. the sensor mode will only work when the phone is charging and is connected to WiFi at the same time. The app also provides a map of recent earthquakes that have occurred worldwide, and it uses the USGS database for that.

The app is extremely simple, and it looks quite modern. It is predominantly white, but it also throws in some color from time to time. Earthquake alerts are nicely highlighted with a red color. This app comes with in-app purchases, but it is free to use. The app works really well, and is one of the better offerings from the Play Store.

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