iQuakeLite allows you to monitor earthquakes around the world and displays the latest earthquakes. The graphic heat map show you instantly where, how large and when an event happened.
Zoom, pan and change map type. Overlay Tectonic plates. The map can now be centered on the Pacific Ocean and scrolled horizontally to see the Ring of Fire around the Pacific Ocean.
Share maps and earthquake information to Twitter, Facebook, iMessage or Email with the new Share button. You can also save snapshots to your local albums.
An Earthquake table list the most recent events with colored visual cues for the Magnitude. Clicking on a line will send you to the map and display the corresponding quake. An info disclosure displays the USGS information in real time for the corresponding earthquake.
The Help tab will display a live help from Internet, links to our 'Alerts & News' page.
Instructive, fascinating to follow day after day, addictive for some of our users and used by teachers and by emergency services.
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iPhone X support.
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They quickly fixed their last flawed update... Also they were very quick to respond to the email I sent them about the problem.
So kudos to them!
There still seems to be a minor bug with the map re-loading itself twice, but I can live with it... But that is why it got four stars and not five.
Useful app for those of us in earthquake areas
I found this app very useful, uploading it soon after feeling the earthquake here in Southern California on April 4. You can use a list of the latest earthquakes to get information (not detailed, but good enough), or tap on the map. Both are useful.
The database from which they pull the data is very good (I believe the USGS), and it's kind of cool to look at earthquakes across the world. Of course, most earthquakes are not related to each other, but you can see local swarms. For example, the April 4 earthquake in Baja California is still sending out several aftershocks per hour, so you get a huge splotch on the map.
This is the "lite" version, so I'm assuming that the full version will be more fun. I'd like to see earthquake depths and longer history (I'm not sure how far back the data base goes) which is easily accessible.
Anyways, for those of us on the West Coast, it's a very useful tool. Once the iPad store is open worldwide, I'm sure people in other areas of the world will buy it. We used to have office pools on the Magnitudes of earthquakes...this will make paying off much better (yes, after a few hundred earthquakes in my life, including quite destructive ones, but most Californians have a callous attitude towards them).
Add this feature please
This is a nice app but what it really needs is the ability to utilize the iPhone accelerometer to detect earthquakes and automatically share that data to the cloud and/or the USGS.
Only when enough similar readings are detected from a certain region within a narrow timeframe would the data be considered legitimate and then be pushed back out to the map for all users to view.
The app could also be active only at certain times of the day/night that the user defines. As well as only be active when connected to pre-defined wifi networks. Such as Home or work.
Another option would be to only take accelerometer reading when it is plugged into power (such as when on your night stand or connected to a computer USB).
The app could also use the iPhone GPS to disable sensor reading when moving. As well as only record seismic data when the app detects the iPhone is laying flat on its back.
Another option would be to disable the seismic sensor data output when a face is detected with the front facing camera.
Requiring the app to be running in the foreground would also further prevent false readings.
This could easily, quickly, and cheaply create a huge network of seismographs around the world.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for comment. We didn't pit this for multiple reasons. One is that early IOS versions did not allow background accelerometer, second is that acceleration and Earthquake Magnitude are not really related and depend on local geology etc. We don't want to generate false alarms. Last point background accelerometer and GOS will drain the battery and that was a major concern. We are however keeping this feature on our list. Thanks for comment and suggestions.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.