Earthquake by American Red Cross is a comprehensive resource to help you prepare for and recover from an earthquake in your area. You can also track earthquake activity in various other locations, and set up alerts, so you know when an earthquake occurs.
Packed with info: There is a lot of information packed into this app, and it's well organized, so you can quickly find what you're looking for. The app is designed as a resource and reference source, and it includes a feature that guides you through creating a plan for your family to follow in an emergency situation.
Quizzes and badges: To see how well you've absorbed the information in the app and prepared yourself for an earthquake, you can take some short quizzes included in the app. When you pass the quizzes, you earn badges, and you can share your accomplishments with your friends and family.
I'm safe message: Even if the power is out, you'll be able to let your designated recipients know you're safe directly through the app. Just set up contacts for your message, and include an optional personalized message if you choose. Then you can let your friends and family in other areas know you're OK with just a tap.
Shelters limitations: There is a Shelters tab that shows you where emergency shelters are set up in your area after an earthquake. But since these shelters don't exist ahead of time, there's no way to include them in your plan. And if there's no power or limited phone service after an earthquake, you may not be able to load the current shelter list.
Earthquake by American Red Cross is an excellent resource for anyone who lives in an earthquake-prone area or anyone who knows someone who does. And because earthquakes could actually strike almost anywhere and at any time, it's a worthwhile download no matter where you live.