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 4.0.9

Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
10.7K Ratings

10.7K Ratings

Pat&Anne ,

Volcanic & Quake updates

Information about geological events in NZ especially living in the Taupo volcanic zone we read everything Geo Net comes through on my iPhone
That 5.9 earth quake that happened near Te Kaha
at about 5.30 am recently, all our wooden venetian blinds banged in the window frames, I didn’t get up up, later in the day I read quake alert, resized it was an earthquake, we live in Rotorua westside under Mt Ngongotaha.
I am very interested in all information we get from Geo Net. Thank you!

GG (great great grandma ) ,

Great old web site

I have watched your web site for 12 years since I got my first I.pad. I enjoy finding out what is happening around New Zealand. But, I now don't get notified about all of the earthquakes in a day, which I miss. Maybe I have not pushed all the right buttons, but I have checked a couple of times and I can't see what I have missed, so if it is that perhaps you could make it easier, for everyone, even an old lady like me. Thanks for the opportunity to tell you my problems.

danamo1 ,


I love this app! A quake happens and it’s pretty much up on GeoNet within a minute or so, and then you can see people reporting on it almost in real time. It’s incredible really, I don’t know how they do it!
It’s also somehow comforting to have the GeoNet app by your side when you’re living on the ‘Shaky Isles’... Quakes can be quite scary at times, so I am actually quite grateful to have such an accurate, informative, reassuring app like this to refer to straight after a quake. Thanks GeoNet!


Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited
20.4 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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