The official GeoNet Quake app - Custom notifications from GeoNet about
earthquake activity in New Zealand, plus all the latest GeoNet news.

* Get notified after quakes occur.
* Set multiple notifications by location and intensity, or magnitude and depth.
* Displays recent quakes in a list, filter them by intensity.
* View felt reports on the quake map.
* Submit shaking reports from your phone.
* Share quake info via Twitter, Facebook, etc.
* Read the latest GeoNet news articles.
* It's free!

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

What's New

Version 3.5.9

Changed the quake icon's colour to consistent with GeoNet web.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5

13 Ratings

13 Ratings

No iPhone X Support, Poor Notifications


Earthquake notifications are flakey and unreliable, and there’s no support for the iPhone X’s display.

Does what it supposed to


All in all, this application does exactly what it's supposed to and generally can't be faulted.

However, I would love to see one 'improvement' and that is that when it says '3hours ago' (for example) as a means of saying when the EQ occurred, I'd like it to say the actual (or estimated) time of the EQ instead or as well as. Or to at least have the option to flip between modes. So it would say 08:21am instead of (or as well as ) 3hours ago. Thanks.

A "Must Have" for those in New Zealand

Kiwi Frank

This is simply one of those apps that should be installed by default if you are in New Zealand. Simple and friendly interface. Fast accurate updates. I would love it to be Apple Watch compatible. Would also love an integrated all hazards alert system for New Zealand. Keep up the good work GeoNet.


Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited
16.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 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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