**One of "9 Apps to Fast-Track Your New Year's Resolutions" - Mashable**
**“Those who live their life on the fault lines should pick this app up immediately.” – Appolicious**
**“The number one app to download to help you survive an earthquake.” – IT World**
**A “MUST-HAVE” app that “…basically turns your mobile device into an all-in-one post-quake tool, info center, and instruction guide.” – TremblingEarth**
Be ready for earthquakes & tsunamis with Earthquake by American Red Cross. Get notifications and alerts when earthquakes or a tsunami occurs, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an earthquake-prone area or has loved ones who do.
Ahora disponible en español.
• Easy to use Spanish language toggle to switch translation directly inside the app.
•Step-by-step instructions let you know what to do even before/during/after earthquakes or tsunamis, even if no data or internet connectivity.
•Get notifications and alerts when a quake occurs and tsunami warnings in your area or those of loved-ones with push alerts from the USGS, including magnitude & Shake Zone maps when available telling you if it was just a tremor or greater.
•Let friends know you are okay after a quake or tsunami with the customizable “I’m Safe” alert for Facebook, Twitter, email and text.
•Find open Red Cross shelters in your area when you need help.
•Stay safe when the lights are out with the Toolkit, including a strobe light, flashlight and audible alert functions.
•Prepare for the worst by learning how to assemble an emergency kit for your family in the event of power outage or evacuation.
•Empower your family to stay safe and remain calm in an emergency by learning how to make and practice an emergency plan.
•Earn badges that you can share via Facebook and Twitter with your friends and show off your earthquake knowledge with interactive quizzes.
•See an illustrated history of earthquakes in your area and maps with recent quakes throughout the world
•Know what to do about food and drinking water when your area has been impacted by floods and power outages.
Small update allowing you to further understand why you get certain alerts
Ratings and Reviews
1 Star for iPad, 3 Stars for iPhone
The app was marginal in prior versions. My iPad 2 cannot handle iOS 10, so I had to delete the app from the iPad.
The new version shows a lot of earthquakes but would benefit from the ability to filter by date range in order to see only the most recent quakes or only quakes from last week, for example.
In the past, I had trouble with alerts and locations. Since I know nothing about the Flickr app that Earthquake uses, I chose not to set any locations or alerts at this time.
Contacts phone number choices MUST be fixed!
Red Cross/ 3 Sided Cube — I'm a beta tester for the Red Cross, and have been telling you this for YEARS: You MUST fix the ability to choose which number from within each Contacts listing is to be called when the "I'm Safe" button is clicked. As it is, the top number on the Contact list is the default — there is no way to select WHICH number for the app to text. Are users to go through their Contacts list and rearrange all the phone numbers to appease the app quirks? Certainly a landline auto-message asking for 25¢ to place a call is not very convenient when the ceiling has fallen in during a natural disaster. Also, what about an option to send an "I'm Safe" email vs. texting?Without these options, the apps are pretty much worthless and do not meet with your mission statement. Your agency was created to SUPPORT those affected by emergencies. These apps are falling short.
For what it is; thumbs up
Nothing is perfect, but I would say it gave me a good idea as to how to approach earthquakes and gave me the mindset in order to be more prepared.
This app shouldn’t be a primary source, but if you are interested in earthquake preparation one source probably wouldn’t cut it anyway.
So + on the basics of earthquake prep
+ on the tools and ideas to use on my own
The earthquake warning part can be more streamlined, but all things considered this is
1. A free app. Not payment required
2. The Red Cross focuses on many projects like blood donation; not a lot money to be made here.
3. Gets you thinking about dangers that can avoided.
4. It’s free!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.