QuakeWatch - Latest Earthquakes Info
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•• A #1 News app in 40 countries so far including the US, UK, and Canada.
•• An App Store Top 100 app in 29 countries so far including the US and Canada.
•• Written-up in USA Today - 3/18/11 Fri-Sun edition.
•• Shown and discussed on CNN Newsroom - 3/27/11.
•• Rated an “Essential App” by AppAdvice.
QuakeWatch has been the most popular paid earthquake app in the App Store for the past 3 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 to the latest magnitude 1.0 and larger earthquakes from around the world as provided by eight 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!
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, 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 (including iPhone 5), and iPod touch.
• iPod touch and iPad WiFi users can manually specify their current location if greater accuracy is needed. (A popular request.)
• 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 in Version 3.2
• Addition of tectonic plates to quake details map.
• Fix for INGV daylight savings time.
• Update for Mexico feed changes.
• Refinements to the San Andreas Fault line.
• Fix for iOS 6.1 startup problem with some iPads.
How to fix crashing
If this app has been crashing immrediately since Sept 8, do this:
Go to Settings, General, Usage and wait for top memory users to show. Then select Show all Apps. Select Quake watch and use the red delete button to get rid if the app and every piece of data it ever created, some of which seems to have been corrupted. Then download the App from the App store again.
This fixed everything on both my iPad 4 and iPad Mini. Please note that I left Location Services Off and hand entered my location.
Worth Every Penny!
I've been searching for a seismology app for quite a while now, and have really had difficulty finding one that is, well, good. I stumbled across the Quakewatch app in a magazine and read the well-written article on it. I decided to take a chance and spend the 99¢ on it. How glad I am I did! The app is great, easy to use and navigate through, and has a plethora of information on each quake, including intensity, depth, time and location. It's truly worth every penny. Well done, Quakewatch!
Strictly the best! Period!
This is the app to use when you want a full global picture of earthquakes world wide.
There are two things that I would like to see added to the app:
1) Notification capability
2) World wide earthquake total - trends. By this I mean the ability to see on a graph on how many earthquakes there have been in a 24 hour period, as reported every hour.
- Category: News
- Updated: Apr 29, 2013
- Version: 3.2
- Size: 13.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Terence Worley
- © 2009-2013 Terence Worley
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.