The official GeoNet Quake app – Receive custom notifications for earthquakes in New Zealand, and bulletins on volcanic activity.

NOTE to upgrading users: please check your settings (while you have internet connectivity), to be certain your push notification settings are set correctly.

Features include:

Get notified within a few minutes of quakes that interest you.
Set up multiple earthquake notifications by location and intensity, or magnitude and depth.
Configurable notification rules, sounds and quiet time periods.
Displays recent quakes in a list or map, filter them by intensity.
Submit shaking reports from your phone.
View felt reports from around the country alongside shaking levels recorded by our seismograph network.
For technical users – view peak ground accelerations (PGA) and velocities (PGV) recorded by our seismograph network on a map.
Share quakes (via SMS, email, Twitter, Facebook, etc.).
Get notified about changing volcanic activity with Volcanic Alert Bulletins.
Have the option to get notified for the latest GeoNet news articles.

If you’re having issues, or would like to give us some general feedback about the app, send us an email:

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What’s New

Version 4.0.6

Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

RockoPort ,

Nice App

I like this app, works quite good, very basic interface, maybe a bit too basic, however! I expect the app to grow in time.

XineD ,

Good, but colors indicating impact need work!

A helpful app. But now all the impact/magnitude ratings are indicated by different shades of orange. Really bad design choice. Now it's hard to scan rapidly for higher impact events and I'm forced to use filters - losing the context. Did you guys test this? With who? Please fix the colors.

-Sherbet lemon- ,

Very helpful

I live in a city with almost daily quakes. This app is really useful! Have it on my phone and iPad.


Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited
35.9 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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  • Family Sharing

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

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