•• The top paid earthquake app for over 8 years.
•• A #1 News app in 56 countries so far including the US, UK, and Canada.
•• An App Store Top 100 app in 39 countries so far including the US and Canada.
•• Rated an “Essential App” by AppAdvice.
•• Written-up in USA Today.
•• Shown and discussed on CNN Newsroom.

QuakeWatch has been the most popular paid earthquake app in the App Store for over 8 years -- used by schools, relief agencies, media outlets, and thousands of people around the world curious about earthquakes near to them, family, or friends.

It has reached the App Store Top 100, and #1 in News, multiple times.

It is a feature-rich reference guide, free of ads, of the latest magnitude 1.0 and larger earthquakes from around the world as provided by ten worldwide sources including the US Geological Survey and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre. Find out when they happened, where they happened, how big they were, and more. All in an easy-to-use interface without losing space to banner ads!

The key features of QuakeWatch include:

• An interactive world map view with tectonic plates showing reported earthquakes over the past week. Pan and zoom the map to focus on hot spots and click the details button to see the quake report. Also the ability to replay the earthquakes in order.

• Sort the listing by the most recent earthquakes.
• Sort by the largest earthquakes over the past week.
• Sort by the closest earthquakes to your location and see the distance and direction from your position.
• Sort by earthquakes nearest to a place anywhere on the earth that you easily specify. Great for tracking quakes near family members. Shows the distance and bearing from them.

• Choose from reporting services in the US, Europe, Canada, Mexico, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Iceland, and Italy.

• Select the tsunami icon in the toolbar for quick access to the latest tsunami information for the Pacific, US West Coast & Alaska, Australia, and Japan.

• Send earthquake information to yourself or others through email, Twitter, Facebook, or SMS text messaging.

• Filter out smaller earthquakes from the list by setting the minimum shown to be between 1.0 and 6.0.

• Select an earthquake from the list to view more information along with a live map of its location and the ability to show nearby earthquakes.

• Selecting the blue additional details button will take you to the reporting web site integrated into the application for more information about the earthquake which may include distances from cities, historical maps, shake maps, etc., and then easily return to the list.

• Universal app - supports the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

• Supports quick view multitasking on the iPad on iOS 10 and newer.

• iPod touch and iPad WiFi users can manually specify their current location if greater accuracy is needed.

• The ability to define local earthquakes within a radius of your location. Then sort by "Closest" to see all local earthquakes sorted by distance or the most recent.

• Earthquakes within the last 2 hours and within your local range are colored blue for quick identification.

• All times are shown in your time zone.

• No banner ads.

What's New

Version 3.7

Update to Iceland (IMO) feed.
Fix for setting a tracking location.
Addition of red/green color blindness support.
iPhone X improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

Good but map pan & zoom need work


Good app that provides most required information but the map pan & zoom functionality are damned frustrating & in fact used to be better in previous versions than now. Try to locate & zoom in on NZ & western Pacific detail, one of the most significant areas of recent seismic activity, & you'll find yourself stuck in the edge of the map with little flexibility. The full global view in replay is pretty hopeless too. I preferred the previous version before all the fiddling with coloured pins & tectonic plates. They are nice to have but not at the expense of the now lost map functionality. Please fix or I'll look for another app. Three stars until fixed.

Fantastic App


I never knew so many earthquakes happened around the world every day. Very informative information to have and I use it every day. Thanks to the developers for making this App available and so easily accessible. I'm watching the Mayan countdown calendar to 21st Dec 2012 and noticing distinct patterns emerging. A must App to have.

Very Nice!


This application is very well done!

One wish for the future:
An alert when there is a strong earthquake (7.0 +) close the users location for tsunami watch (similar to the eBay application warnings) that will be displayed on the phone when the application is turned off.


Terence Worley
7.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2009-2017 Terence Worley


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