Earthquakes! - Earthquake Map and Alerts
By Earthquake Map and Alerts
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Earthquake Map and Alerts will let you know when the next tremor hits! Set alerts for your area based on distance and strength to receive notifications on your phone. You can also view earthquakes that have already occurred in a list view, organized by magnitude. With map view, you can find quakes closest to you and see details such as distance from you, start time and magnitude.
What's New in Version 2.0.0
- iOS7 compatible
- Performance improvements
- Various bug fixes
I have it set to show me earthquakes no further than 100 miles from me that are at least 3.0. I still get alerts for Mexico. Sometimes, like tonight, I got an alert for a quake in Central California (which I'm pretty sure will be farther than 100 miles from me,) and when I opened the app, the quake isn't showing in the list of recent quakes or in the alerts and I can't find it on the map, either. Also, this app will send multiple "alerts" for the same event, which is annoying. If I ignored the first alert, what makes the developer think that repeating that alert 2 minutes later is going to make me anymore likely to check it?
I'm pretty close to erasing this app. If I find something better, I'll be nixing this one for it. This one is just plain shoddy!
It's a pretty good app. My family and I use it often. It's educational. It gives the LAT/LONG of all earthquakes worldwide, distance from your current location and size and depth. The earthquakes are color coded based upon recency. Five stars however we'd like to see earthquakes sooner. Often times earthquakes are not reported on this app until 15-30 minutes later. We understand this takes time. Awesome app though.
Doesnt Alert nor List Earthquakes in Latin America
I work in the Reinsurance Business out of Miami and we underwrite coverage of catastrophic events. What a disappointment this App has been when suddenly it will not work anymore. I set it up to get alerts of mayor earthquakes > than 6.0 in a 20,000 miles radius. A year ago it worked fine, but now it will not alert me of anything in Latin America where most of our business is. The App is not only not alerting me but it is not even listing earthquakes I hear about in the news. Like the Chilean one on April 1st. Too bad this app was a great tool in the reinsurance industry but since it's gone downhill and is not useful anymore I will delete it.