The official GeoNet Quake app – Receive custom notifications for earthquakes in New Zealand, and bulletins on volcanic activity.

NOTE to upgrading users: please check your settings (while you have internet connectivity), to be certain your push notification settings are set correctly.

Features include:

Get notified within a few minutes of quakes that interest you.
Set up multiple earthquake notifications by location and intensity, or magnitude and depth.
Configurable notification rules, sounds and quiet time periods.
Displays recent quakes in a list or map, filter them by intensity.
Submit shaking reports from your phone.
View felt reports from around the country alongside shaking levels recorded by our seismograph network.
For technical users – view peak ground accelerations (PGA) and velocities (PGV) recorded by our seismograph network on a map.
Share quakes (via SMS, email, Twitter, Facebook, etc.).
Get notified about changing volcanic activity with Volcanic Alert Bulletins.
Have the option to get notified for the latest GeoNet news articles.

If you’re having issues, or would like to give us some general feedback about the app, send us an email:

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What’s New

Version 4.0.6

Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

travellingguy ,

great and very useful app if you travel to new zealand

I downloaded this app yesterday find it very helpful and easy to use. I have already received a notification about a minor earthquake that occurred just 10km from where I am - I will travel both the North and South Island of New Zealand and it's very handy to be be informed within seconds of an earthquake occurring around my current location.

Bull****er ,

Great app for the curious or the serious tracker.

This app sends notifications when there is an event around the country. Does exactly what it says. Severity, magnitude, and depth. More info than you may need. Highly recommend.

azurezephyrhalcyon ,

Notifications are buggy, forgets filter settings

Not bad as a way to just see earthquakes but there's lots of bizarre decisions made for the app layout etc. Notifications are sometimes instant but then the app has nothing about the earthquake so it's like a phantom alert. Othet times, the notification comes through 12 hours late or more. Sometimes notified earthquakes show as such and other times not. It's all very confusing and severely reduces the usefulness of this app.


Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited
35.9 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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