**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.
In this update, we have implemented the Map overlays and made several behind the scenes improvements.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
It’s not working when I most need it!
I live in Puerto Rico and there was an Earthquake of 8.0 this morning at 4am. I wake up and check my phone to see if any more happen before, after that I keep checking my phone to see where it happen. Half an hour later I get the notification, more happen after wards and I don’t get a notification of the location. About four hours later another Earthquakes hits, I check my phone and nothing and at the time I’m scared cause I don’t know where it was so I worry even more. 40 minutes later I get the notification of it. Last year I don’t remember exactly when, there was a small earthquake and I got the notification quickly and I was calm cause I could keep track of them. But today is Not a good day for the app to be failing at loading my location and saying there was a problem, It failed me at the worst 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.
In addition: I just gotta notice for an earthquake 150 miles away when my radius is 25. RED CROSS: SPEND MY DONATION DOLLARS MORE RESPONSIBLY AND DUMP YOUR DEVELOPER!!!
Good, Not Perfect
I have had this App in use for at least a year. It offers many useful functions that can personalize its benefits.
One recent downside was noted: Monitoring zones and locations were reset after an update. So while it was only a minor inconvenience to re-establish them, it is something to be mindful of and periodically recheck that they are still in place and functioning.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.