MyQuake - UC Berkeley Earthquake App
MyQuake maps earthquakes that are occurring near you and across the globe. What is unique to the UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory’s MyQuake app, is that it also shows large damaging historic earthquakes in California, and calculates the shaking intensity at your locations for these past and present earthquakes..
MyQuake is completely ad-free and gives you a smooth, intuitive user interface for you to learn everything about earthquakes, keeping you informed and preparing you for the next big earthquake.
What makes MyQuake different from other earthquake apps?
--> No Ads!
--> Easy to use
--> Personalizes earthquake information based on your location
--> Beautiful interface to discover and learn about earthquakes
--> Intelligently filters out earthquakes and shows you the ones you’ll be most interested in learning about.
--> Informative videos about different earthquake intensities
--> Quick sharing support to Facebook, Message, and Mail apps
MyQuake was conceived, designed, and built by the UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory. We are engaged in fundamental research into all aspects of earthquakes and solid earth processes through the collection and analysis of geophysical data. With our partners in the California Integrated Seismic Network, we provide real-time earthquake hazard information to the public and private sectors. The lab also engages in broad education of students and the public, including apps like MyQuake.
We’d love to hear from you! Shoot us an e-mail at email@example.com and let us know your thoughts.
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Ratings and Reviews
This is a nice app but what it really needs is the ability to utilize the iPhone accelerometer to detect earthquakes and 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.
Good, but can use improvement
Love the App. But there are a few small things that seem lacking. First, a legend showing what circle colors and sizes mean - and consistency within the sizing of circles.
Also, I get an error trying to show only significant quakes, telling me to enable location services - even though they are enabled for this app.
Finally, I would like the ability to filter quakes by magnitude and location.
Magnitude circles inconsistently report
This app is good in many ways yet it has a few very annoying bugs or inconsistent features.
The size of the magnitude circles varies : e.g. A circle indicating a magnitude 6 earthquake might be smaller than a magnitude 5 earthquake elsewhere on the map. Why?
Also , a app laks a user defined notification or popup or email reporting a recent large quake. E.g. I heard about a 7.1 quake in Alaska on the news prior to the App notifying me. It would be nice to have alerts for large quakes.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.