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Earthquake by American Red Cross for iOS

By American Red Cross Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review Staff May 23, 2014

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.

Bottom Line

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.4

We've made improvements to our content delivery in case we ever need to deliver urgent updates to the app content.


Release October 10, 2017
Date Added October 10, 2017
Version 3.4

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74


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Developer's Description

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. Ahora disponible en espanol. FEATURES: Easy to use Spanish language toggle to switch translation directly inside the app. 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.