GeoNet Quake 4+

The official GeoNet Quake app

GNS Science

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 10.9K Ratings
    • Free



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 4.1.3

Routine update.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
10.9K Ratings

10.9K 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!

Crazy horse 9965 ,

Getting a lot of unnoticeable data

I’ve had this app for well over 10+years and it has been amazing. For the last 2 or so years I have struggled to get some of the earthquakes that I have selected over light and above. What I do get. And have had today alone approx 8 unnoticeable earthquakes! Others I know do not get these on their app. And then when I do refresh. I get some that occurred yesterday that are over my weak and above. Yet I don’t get those notifications when they do occur. I deleted the app and reinstalled it. But it is still the same for me. What has changed? I am sick of my phone notifying me of irrelevant earthquakes as I do not feel I should get those!

Marshfly ,

Love this app but one thing…

The app is great, thank you for it.
However the one thing that is annoying is that when you set alerts for quake sensitivity there is no way to save that setting so that it stays there permanently.
As soon as you exit the app then return it defaults back to week.
You shouldn’t have to keep the app running permanently in the background to maintain the settings as that is one more drain on batteries.
If that could be fixed as far as I’m concerned the app is perfect.

App Privacy

The developer, GNS Science, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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