Learn about earthquake disasters and how to prepare for them with the free Earthquake app for Android by the American Red Cross. It helps you plan and prepare not just for earthquakes but the other disasters that follow them, too. Alerts and notifications keep you informed before, during, and after earthquake events. You can also learn all about earthquakes and their history and then quiz yourself on the knowledge.
Be prepared: If you live in an earthquake-prone area, get this app. If you're not sure if you live in an earthquake-prone zone, get this app.
Shelters: This app can help you find local shelters when disaster strikes. Shelter data is updated every 15-30 minutes.
Custom alerts: We could monitor multiple locations for seismic alerts, set a Notification Radius in miles, and even configure a magnitude threshold for triggering alerts.
Emergency tools: A briefcase full of emergency tools includes a Flashlight, Strobe Light, Alarm, First Aid, and an "I'm Safe" tool that uses social media to notify anxious family and friends that you're OK.
Bit dull: This well-made app is clear and informative and essential for anyone living in an earthquake zone, but it has all the personality of a government pamphlet. Then again, an earthquake is excitement enough!
We can't stress enough how important Earthquake -- American Red Cross might turn out to be to those in earthquake zones, which are more widespread than you might think. Why guess? Be prepared: Better to have this app and not need it than need it and not have it.
From American Red Cross:
Be ready for an earthquake with Earthquake by American Red Cross. Get notified when an earthquake 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. FEATURES: Step-by-step instructions let you know what to do even before/during/after an earthquake, even if no data connectivity. Get notified when an earthquake occurs; see the intensity impact to your area or those of loved-ones with notifications generated by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).Let family and friends know you are okay with the customizable Im 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 with your friends and show off your hurricane knowledge with interactive quizzes. See an illustrated history of earthquakes in your area. Know how to what to do about food and drinking water when your area has been impacted by floods and power outages.Permissions:DIRECTLY CALL PHONE NUMBERS: We need this to allow you to call emergency numbers from within the appCAMERA: We need to be able to use the camera to allow us to use the flashlight in Tool KitGPS LOCATION: We need to serve you earthquake alerts based on your current locationPHONE CONTACTS: We need this for the Make a Plan view to allow you to add emergency contacts straight from your address bookRecent changes:-- Version 1.1 --Added alert settingsAdded shelters by stateOther bug fixes-- Version 1.0.2 --Added im safe button to home screenRe-written database manager which should fix most of the crashes. Any problems please email us-- Version 1.0.1 --Fixed a couple of crash issues on prepare and add location sectionVarious other small bug fixesContent rating: Low Maturity
-- Version 1.1 --Added alert settingsAdded shelters by stateOther bug fixes-- Version 1.0.2 --Added im safe button to home screenRe-written database manager which should fix most of the crashes. Any problems please email us-- Version 1.0.1 --Fixed a couple of crash issues on prepare and add location sectionVarious other small bug fixes