Earthquake - alerts and map 4+

worldwide data and alerts

Nico Tranquilli

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 36.4K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


#1 Earthquake app for iPhone and iPad, 4M downloads, supports Apple Watch.
Get the latest worldwide data from several sources and receive push notifications alerts.
Main features:
• rich push notifications on your phone as soon as the event data is available from an official source (you can set up to 4 alerts based on location and/or magnitude threshold)
• map with different sized and colored circles to represent event magnitude and age
• filter events by area (country, continent) or magnitude
• multiple sources, including U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), GeoScience Australia, GNS Science (GeoNet), Instituto Geográfico Nacional, Servicio Sismológico Nacional, British Geological Survey, GFZ GEOFON, Natural Resources Canada, NOAA
• no ads
• event timeline (today, yesterday, previous days)
• earthquakes catalog (all world regions covered, back to 2013), search by date, territory, city or reporting agency
• detail view for each event, reachable from map and timeline views
• Tsunami bulletins (NOAA data)
• map layers: tectonic plate boundaries, orogens, volcanoes, nuclear power plants, population density
• population estimates for each event
• export data to Google Earth or other installed apps supporting kml file format
• social sharing: share event map and data to Facebook, Twitter, Email
• reverse geocoding: names of locations, when unavailable, are calculated automatically from their geographical coordinates
• Widgets for your home screen or today view, to keep the latest seismic data at your fingertips
• 3D Touch and Haptic feedback support
• Siri Shortcuts support - "Hey Siri, what are the latest earthquakes in the United States?"
• "Critical Alerts" and "Dark Mode" support
• earthquake catalog search by date, city, country, continent and reporting agency
• multiple languages: the app is localized in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Greek, Russian, Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese, Turkish, Hungarian, Romanian, Korean, Croatian

What’s New

Version 5.4.1

Every update includes improvements for speed and reliability. What's new in this update:
• minor bug fixes and iOS17 optimizations
• new filter by distance from current location for the recent seismic events list
• new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
36.4K Ratings

36.4K Ratings

Jesse U. ,

The push alert should be free for all

I appreciate the free version of the USGS phone app. However, the push notification for for earthquakes et al should be free as well (not just the pro version). In fact making it free, I contend, would be the ethical thing to do; public safety is important for all of us. I am a disabled and therefore retiring professor in a small northern CA town. For me, even $2.99 is too much and I know I’m not the only one experiencing financial hardship in this area for one reason or another; there are many of us. Please consider making the push notifications free as well. Again, I really appreciate the free version of the app, u do have; I ask, and would appreciate it if the push notification could be free as well. Thank u for reading and considering this.

djtiducjshd ,


This app has potential. Great locating, easy to view when map options are low, tectonic fault only that do define strike/slip or subduction and appears up to date w/i few minutes. Challenges: map a bit too generic needs terrain relief(not aerial) standard illustration like on old maps. The earthquake points could be exaggerated a bit more as to size of quake. Color scheme is lost when adding population density which should be a blue scheme or grey scheme not the same as quakes. All faults, volcanos and hot springs should be noted in map too. Lastly a history button for locations pulled up that either integrates with a site like USGS or even just to a search engine and allow you to chose. This is the free version and I didn’t see any of this advertised for premium so until I see ideas such as these or better I won’t go premium. Cheers

Developer Response ,

Yes, that is by design: we list only the most recent events but you can go back until 2013 and list any date you want.

Mum to Dogs ,

Great App

Can’t believe someone would rate any app low when it was free and the “good stuff” is in the paid version. They are all like that unless you get one with “in app” purchases which I hate. I’d rather pay an update fee of $.25 every year considering the work that goes into the app. I only have one complaint...they get earthquake info (it appears to me) from different sources so often it appears like there are two quakes but there is one...unless I’m missing something. Sometimes the notification appears to be in Chinese sometimes in English. Otherwise, this works great on my Watch!! Thanks!

ETA: This works better and faster than the quake notification system recommended for the California residents.

In-App Purchases

PRO Version
PRO Version
notification alerts by location and magnitude

App Privacy

The developer, Nico Tranquilli, 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
  • Usage Data

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


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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