No ads or tracking code! Detailed alerts with embedded maps!

Browse earthquakes in the past 24 hours or past 30 days in map mode or data feed mode. Use the slider to quickly filter earthquakes by magnitude.

A Recent Earthquake News section: find news from 1,700+ cited sources quickly on a map or in a table view tagged by state alphabetically. Set up your own custom state feed with the state toggles.

Get push notifications for earthquakes globally or, for premium users, at up to four custom specific locations. For each location you choose to monitor, you set the cutoff magnitude and radius. These earthquake notifications have a built-in epicenter map on iOS and watchOS. Tap a notification in the iOS Notification Center to jump to the detailed view for that earthquake.

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Set a custom location in feed mode to find the closest recent earthquakes to that location and to populate distances for all earthquakes relative to the custom location.

Tap on an earthquake to show more details including depth and "Felt By" numbers.

Drilling into a specific earthquake also reveals options to:

1. jump to the USGS event webpage
2. plot cities near the epicenter with their populations

Also included:
- A Today View Widget for quick access to earthquakes in the past hour. Tap an earthquake from this table to jump to its specific page in the app.
- A watchOS app for access to the past hour of earthquakes, including zoomable maps, "Felt By" numbers, and depths.
- 3D touch the app icon to bypass the main app menu in convenient ways.

Please read the App Help File for more specific usage information.

All data is from the USGS (United States Geological Survey).

Terms of Use:

What’s New

Version 2.8.1

- Got it this time: Earthquake notifications now jump to the detailed earthquake view correctly no matter what when tapped on from the Notification Center.
- Fix for jumping to the detailed earthquake view from the widget.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

InfoSports ,

Very nice free earthquake app

With the Earthquake Monitor app I can set it to notify me if an earthquake occurred within a selectable distance around me as well as being able to set the magnitude level of the earthquake. Initially I set it to all earthquakes of magnitude 1 or greater to verify that the notifications were working. I got a notification in less than 30 minutes. The notification came with a distinctive audio alert so as to easily discern that it was an earthquake notification. Also there is a tsunami alert capability such that if an earthquake is judged to be capable of creating a tsunami then I would get notified of those regardless of the range or magnitude setting.

The app also has a list capability showing all earthquakes occurrences in the last 24 hours. There is a unique slider at the top of the list such that I can quickly filter the list to earthquakes of a certain magnitude or greater. This is the only app I have seen that lets me quickly filter the earthquake list to precise magnitude level. Other apps I've seen are more general, e.g. any quake greater than magnitude 5.
Earthquake time listings are automatically adjusted for my local time zone. Most apps I've seen display the earthquake occurence in GMT time.

Also, earthquakes can be displayed as distance and bearing from my location. So I can easily sort the list by distance so that I can see earthquakes that are close to me.

In summary Earthquake Monitor is a very nice and free earthquake app.

HerbKS ,

Works Great very basic and easy to use...

App was hard to find at first (keyword earth quake wasn't showing it but USGS did) App functions great and is customizable on distance and magnitude alerts. On the Santas list the ability to change the sound to something more alert (louder) if needed. Easy to use!

MaybeAfterLunch ,

Great start

I have been using this app, along with two others, for six days. Of these, this app seems to have the most reasonable default notification settings - moderate quakes near me, and major quakes worldwide. Other apps alert me to minor quakes worldwide (alert overload) and imperceptible quakes near me, and want me to make in-app-purchases (IAP) to change the settings.

Unfortunately, many quakes have the Possible Tsunami tag line added, unnecessary. I'm pretty sure a 4.1 quake is hardly likely of triggering even the most localized of tsunamis…

App Privacy

The developer, David Gross, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • User Content

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Location

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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