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.
** WHAT IS THE EMSC? **
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.
** AN INNOVATIVE EARTHQUAKE DETECTION METHOD **
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.
** COMMITMENT TO POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY EARTHQUAKES **
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.
** PRINCIPAL FEATURES **
* 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!
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Ratings and Reviews
I love this app. I live in Northern California an extremely active seismic area where having accurate knowledge of current earthquakes can provide me with info to determine what is in the near future for my area. United States Geographical Survey ( USGS ) is not dependable/responsible for accurate reporting so I rely heavily on this agency and am so grateful for all it’s options.
Excellent earthquake notification and response app
Can be set to notify you of earthquakes in your area, with location map and responses from others. You can enter your own info on whether and how strongly you felt event, with more text if you want. This is posted to the event for others.
I love this app! I was in Ojai, Ca this month visiting a friend and felt like her log cabin home was moving n making cracking noises. She said that was common. immediately I received a notification that Ojai had just had an earthquake!! News didn’t have it that quickly!! Thank you for this excellent app!!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.