WHY CHOOSE THIS APP?
LastQuake allows you to receive rapid and reliable info when an earthquake hits.
LastQuake is the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre’s (EMSC) official earthquake app. This app has been designed by seismologists for the general public, earthquake witnesses and the scientific community.
Each year, there are about 1000 earthquakes which are of interest to the public. However this is a tiny fraction of the total, 97% of the earthquakes around the world are detected only by instruments. Using direct access to the results of the EMSC seismic rapid detection tools, LastQuake presents you primarily these significant earthquakes.
WHAT IS THE EMSC?
The EMSC is a non-profit scientific organization created in 1975 which federates 84 seismological institutes from 55 different countries. It offers rapid earthquake information to the public and international organizations.
The EMSC is also concerned with the use of internet and mobile technology for rapid collection of earthquake information from eyewitnesses. The EMSC seeks to reach the eyewitnesses and encourage them to fill in earthquake questionnaires and send in relevant photos. These are added to publicly shared data about each event and help to assess earthquakes’ impacts.
- Real time data.
- “Significant” earthquakes list (earthquakes known to be felt as detected by the EMSC seismic rapid detection tools).
- “Near Me” earthquakes list (customizable).
- “All” earthquakes list (full list of the earthquakes around the world published by EMSC).
- PTWC provided Tsunami Info and Tsunami Watch icons are displayed in the lists when applicable.
- Color codes allow seeing at a glance the effects of an earthquake (8 levels including 2 for tsunamigenic earthquakes).
- Customizable date formats (UTC, time at the epicenter or time in your device).
- Customizable push notifications (destructive earthquakes, “around me” earthquakes).
- Details about each earthquake: depth, localization, main closest cities, population.
- Social media sharing via all the social apps installed in your device.
- Shows comments and pictures posted by witnesses.
- EMSC map, street map, aerial map for each earthquake (zoom in/zoom out).
- Map of the seismicity in the region for each earthquake (data from the exclusive EMSC database).
- Global map of recent earthquakes around the world.
===> FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING AN EARTHQUAKE <===
- Fill in the rapid questionnaire to help seismologists: easily assess the earthquake by clicking an illustration
- Make a comment and/or send a picture. These can published at the same time on the EMSC website and on your Twitter / Facebook feed.
* This app has no ads!
* LastQuake is available in two languages: English and French
EMSC is a NGO. If you wish to support our organization, please buy the paid version of the app which will be soon available in this store.
If you can help to translate this app in other languages, please contact us.