LastQuake is the official phone application of the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC). Designed by seismologists, the LastQuake application is dedicated to alerting populations and gathering testimonies in real time. In only a few minutes, EMSC is thus able to estimate earthquake effects.

EMSC is an international non-profit scientific NGO founded in 1975. Based in France, EMSC federates data from the seismological observatories of 86 institutes from 57 countries.

The peculiarity of EMSC lies in its method of earthquake detection, which is based on:
- Earthquake witnesses, who are the first to feel an earthquake, and therefore the first informed that an event is happening.
- Internet and mobile technologies, which allow rapid information collection of the effects observed by witnesses, who are asked to fill in a questionnaire and share photos and videos.

Because information and communication are cornerstones in preventing risky behaviors, EMSC contributes to the reduction of seismic risk by providing to the general public:
- real-time information
- Post-earthquake safety tips
- SMS service that allows victims to notify their loved ones.

* Real-time information and data
* Customizable notifications (destructive earthquakes, earthquakes near you)
* Access to comments, photos and videos by witnesses
* Allows the sharing of information on social media
* Can send SMS to your loved ones if you are in the area impacted by an earthquake
* Provides post-earthquake safety tips

This is an ad-free app!

What’s New

Version 2.1.0

Tsunami tips added.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
817 Ratings

817 Ratings

93838383 ,

Awesome earthquake app, one of the best out there!

This app is definitely one of the best out there! Every time a significant earthquake occurs, this app will almost immediately add it to their database! Not only that, but the app allows users to submit “felt reports”, in which users who have felt the quake can report their experiences, such as how it felt like and what kind of effects the earthquake caused (damages and such). I find that feature amazing. Also, if the earthquake was strong enough to cause a potential tsunami, this app links you to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center’s website, so you can assess the risk!

These are just some of the features you can find on the app. Overall, it’s an amazing app, and you should definitely download it if you live in an earthquake prone area, or even if you are just interested by earthquakes in general.

Thank you EMSC for your service!

Developer Response ,

What could I add to such a review! Just thank you for your appreciation

kozjak720 ,

So thankful for LastQuake!

LastQuake has been a surge of prompt, reliable information during the Albanian earthquakes. It helped to restore some sense of control to have the knowledge and insight that the app provides during a time of such uncertainty.

A side benefit - As anyone who has lived through earthquakes knows, “phantom quakes” (imagined shaking) can feel quite real. It was nice to be able to quickly open the app to see when it’s all in my head!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your nice comment. Very interesting

tosgo ,

extremely helpful app

very happy I got this app. I live in an earthquake prone zone, and this App has given me a lot of accurate information about earthquakes, esp in my area. It’s very helpful in trying to plan for the next big one, which we are assured will come. I lived through the 1990s huge earthquake in Los Angeles, and I certainly don’t want to be as unplanned as we were in those days. I would recommend this earthquake app to everyone.

Developer Response ,

Thank you and it is great to read that LastQuake can raise awareness and help preparedness. Stay safe


Ctre Sismologique Euro Mediterraneen
14.4 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

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

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