This app displays the most recent earthquakes on a 3D globe (or a 2D map) that can be enlarged. Select a time range and minimum magnitude in a data controls pop-up. Then tap an earthquake circle to see a list of all earthquakes at that location, sorted by date and time. For each earthquake in the list the date, time, latitude, longitude, magnitude, and depth are displayed.

Pop-up data controls allow you to select: the date range (up to the previous week's earthquakes), the range of magnitudes and depths that are displayed, and a view of recent volcanic activity or historic, large earthquake locations.

Pop-up map controls allow you to select the type of plate boundaries displayed as well as different maps that show physiographic features, continents, or countries. Use these controls to study the relationship between earthquakes, volcanoes and tectonic plate boundaries.

Earthquake data is obtained from a USGS data feed and is updated every 5 minutes (requires an internet connection).

What’s New

Version 1.6

doubled the size of all maps, increased maximum zoom to match, updated country boundaries and labels, fixed broken links, locations link to Apple Maps, fixed a memory issue, and several other usability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

SF Presidio ,

What’s Shaking !?

The graphics in this program help me understand the depth of any earthquake. There are many apps that report seismic events but this one gives them context. You can clearly see the relationship between plate movement and quakes. It’s a great investment for anyone who is interested in science or current events.

Boyce77 ,

Not enough

You can get far more detailed quake info from dozens of other free apps. The maps don’t zoom in enough which makes identifying the exact location of quake swarms difficult. I would equate it to the Fischer Price of quake apps.

Developer Response ,

The app has been updated with larger maps and zoom factors. This app is intended to help students relate earthquakes and volcanoes to plate tectonics. For an exact location on a map, use the USGS website.


Danny Pilkenton
63.6 MB

Requires iOS 11.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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