Earthquake by American Red Cross Weather App Review (iOS, Free)


Languages: English

Seller: American Red Cross

iPad Support
New 'Make a Plan' wizard

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
325 Ratings
All Versions:
534 Ratings


**One of "9 Apps to Fast-Track Your New Year's Resolutions" - Mashable**
**“Those who live their life on the fault lines should pick this app up immediately.” – Appolicious**
**“The number one app to download to help you survive an earthquake.” – IT World**
**A “MUST-HAVE” app that “…basically turns your mobile device into an all-in-one post-quake tool, info center, and instruction guide.” – TremblingEarth**

Be ready for earthquakes & tsunamis with Earthquake by American Red Cross. Get notifications and alerts when earthquakes or a tsunami occurs, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an earthquake-prone area or has loved ones who do.

•Step-by-step instructions let you know what to do even before/during/after earthquakes or tsunamis, even if no data or internet connectivity.
•Get notifications and alerts when a quake occurs and tsunami warnings in your area or those of loved-ones with push alerts from the USGS, including magnitude & Shake Zone maps when available telling you if it was just a tremor or greater.
•Let family and friends know you are okay after a quake or tsunami with the customizable “I’m Safe” alert for Facebook, Twitter, email and text.
•Find open Red Cross shelters in your area when you need help.
•Stay safe when the lights are out with the Toolkit, including a strobe light, flashlight and audible alert functions.
•Prepare for the worst by learning how to assemble an emergency kit for your family in the event of power outage or evacuation.
•Empower your family to stay safe and remain calm in an emergency by learning how to make and practice an emergency plan.
•Earn badges that you can share via Facebook and Twitter with your friends and show off your earthquake knowledge with interactive quizzes.
•See an illustrated history of earthquakes in your area and maps with recent quakes throughout the world
•Know what to do about food and drinking water when your area has been impacted by floods and power outages.

Customer Reviews


    by kcunn2000

    I was very impressed with the layout & information that this app provides! I've tried a few but this is the best! I wanted an app that provided me with more local info & this is it...

  • OK

    by nroose

    Pretty good. Would be nice instead of saying how far it is from it’s nearest city and “your nearest monitored location”, it could just say how many miles it is from and then the actual name of your nearest location. That way I would know what I need to know.

  • Great app!!

    by Wilo76

    The best app to be prepared for earthquakes

  • Useful Alerts

    by Shirley Glendora

    I use this app for the alerts. I live in SoCal & have family in several locations so like that I can monitor each location. The maps are outstanding in detail & intensity info! I would give 5 stars if the time of the quake would be included, not just "2 hours ago" or "yesterday".

  • Great app

    by Christopher Lopez

    This apps alert and prepared you on any disaster occurs in any moment.

  • Pretty Useful

    by TJ'sFX4

    Since everyone has a cell phone these days this is a great tool to have.

  • How far from here?

    by Ljmtravis

    I love the alerts but being new to my state, listing how far the quake was from a another city FIRST isn't helpful. I want to know how far it is from me!!

  • Excellent- It notified me while the ground shook

    by JR7777777788

    When the ground shakes, it's important to be informed immediately. I got fast and accurate information in seconds, while the ground was still shaking. This is important in case you have to worry about a Tsunami. The app also helped to educate everyone.

  • A must have app!

    by Yomo Vader

    Continuos update, on time alert and reliable info and data about everything that concerns and earthquake.

  • functional & practical

    by darkangel752

    love it!

  • Exellent

    by Jeffrey güira

    I love The App

  • Good app

    by Rafilin

    Good app, but It takes to long to communicate any alert. So I'm giving it a 3 and hoping this gets solved.

  • Helpful

    by Casa Erickson

    I learned new info that would be helpful in an earthquake

  • Important

    by Yrolg

    Muy buena

  • Earthquake app

    by Arlene30

    Super completa esta app. Te explica desde lo Mas basico de un terremoto hasta lo Mas complejo.

  • ¡Excelente!

    by TT (Pi)

    ¡Este App es E X C E L E N T E y E F E C T I V O!!! Lo recomiendo.

  • Great App

    by Zunoeiram

    The app is very good and it helped me a lot.

  • Mrs

    by Isisqk

    Muy bueno y pertinente . Muy buena herramienta q nos ayuda antes, durante y después de un terremoto a prepararnos .

  • Amazing, Excellent and very Useful

    by Eve Miss Cayey

    Is the best tool ever, especially when you can stay in touch with loved ones.

  • Awesome!

    by Ronypr

    We thank you for this App!

  • Too Slow

    by Zulma Perez

    For some reason Aplication warned me 10 minutes after the earthquake. 10 minutes is a lot of time taking at hand the importance of every second.

  • Good



  • Where is the alert??? We had an earthquake over 2 hours ago!

    by 4everyoungjen

    I woke up to an earthquake at 5:30 today and was curious how long it would take the app to alert me that an earthquake just occurred. It's 8:00 now and this app still has no record of the earthquake. My other app. shows a 3.7 magnitude earthquake at 5:33. Both apps gather their data from USGS. Hmmmmm.......

  • Room for improvements

    by Shaunaxo53

    Not a bad app but it won't let you monitor anything outside if the U.S. and it's territories. The map doesn't seem to refresh either.

  • Earthquake 4.1 Ok

    by Ocathasaigh

    Approx 30 min ago a 4.1 was est 15 miles directly E from me SE of Langston Ok. in Logan Co. I've only felt a few from Guthrie Ok. They were near Edmond, Harrah Ok. I new this one was closer and being a novice close to a 5. A rumble then felt like side of my house was slammed. A concrete slab and it obviously rolled through NE side of my house SW. Even the cat it with her head. No warning with this so far......I gave it a one because it's an app.

  • Not reliable

    by Pare.66

    Not consistent. Tend to turn my location off frequently for no reason. When an earthquake matches with my specific criteria and alerts me, it fails to open it up to show where it has occurred. Not impressive.

  • Muddled

    by gwailoh2007

    Muddled UI, difficult to follow, lots of unuseful information.

  • Nice app. No time of quake displayed!

    by bluebeag

    Please include the time of quake in the main and detail views!

  • J. P. Ligotti

    by J. P. Ligotti

    Outstanding !!!!!

  • Buggy

    by Molten028

    Crashes .every. .single. time I try to open it. Completely useless in an emergency situation.

  • Alerts too late

    by Adam Cancel

    The app is great. Great layout and info but the alerts are arriving 1hr late.

  • Mr EQ

    by MrZeke55

    My homeowner's insurance pays for EARTHQUAKE damage, right?

  • Red Cross App

    by Les0518


  • Great app!!

    by Windkisssed

    Very user friendly. Covers all aspects. Nice tool kit. Good plans and fun quizzes.

  • One of the better apps in a long time

    by Cool :-)

    Just installed it and 5 minutes later got my first alert, living in SoCal. Just discovered the alert setting, don't really care about shakes 250 miles away. Overall I think this app is a must have. Well done.

  • Great App!

    by Brittney's iTunes

    Full of information and will teach you everything you need to know to be prepared to keep yourself and your family safe during an earthquake. Complete with checklists, links, and south more. App even has flashlight, strobe light and alarm siren functions. Can send out a mass text of your choice letting family know you're safe with the touch of a button. What more could one ask for??

  • Awesome App

    by pamkc59

    This is a great app, as is all the American Red Cross Apps. I have them all!!

  • Urgent attention

    by Ryman724

    This is real life situations and everyone should download and prepare now.always be prepared.this can save lives and create more survival.

  • So educational and easy to use

    by Encore884

    All around wonderful app. I'm grateful this knowledge is getting out there so we can all be more prepared. Thank you!

  • Nice app learn a lot.

    by SpyderKing34

    There's only one thing I wish you would add to this app. I know you have history. If there already is I can't find it but this app needs a button that says map. What it would do is open the world map and it would have dots showing all the earthquakes that's ever happened around the world. From their you could click it and possibly link it to a site or something where you can view pics and news story's from that area of the time it happened. You could do this for the tornado app and the others also.

  • OooooooKkkkkkkk App.

    by ElmoJones

    Would be nice to know how strong the earthquake was. I say WAS because it takes about an hour after the quake to get the notice.

  • Buggy

    by ThunderRoad61

    Keeps saying I don't have an internet connection when I clearly do. Since it's not connecting, it's not working. Too bad.

  • Informative

    by G8orLvr

    I find this app fascinating and very informative. It provides exactly as stated. When an earthquake strikes once you put in your perimeters (zip code) and will notify immediately. You can also search the world for other earthquakes and learn a bit about their geography along the way.

  • Practical

    by Ruhdwulf

    Great resource with practical advice.

  • Terrific resource

    by NEEMSJE

    A must have for knowledge before, during and after an earthquake.

  • Dave

    by Daviid1010


  • GPS 24/7

    by Kristopher Hickman

    Requires your location settings to be on all the time. Drains battery life & sky rockets data usage. Turn it off & you lose local notifications.

  • Earthquake

    by Luciediamonds

    Great information. Great planning tips and tools. Great first aid tools. Earthquake alerts make it interactive and enjoyable as well as a learning aid. It could save your life! I think it's outstanding. 5 stars.

  • Great App

    by Mtin724

    This has a lot of great info but I really like the earthquake alerts - really makes you aware of the many quakes happening all the time.

  • Excellent app

    by Marivapi

    Excellent app, very helpful, have a lots of guides and things to do!

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