QuakeFeed Earthquake Alerts Reviews
Wish it were more real time
I’ve been using this app for years. I live in Alaska. We get quakes. A LOT of them. And often. The most recent notable one was the 7.0 on November 30, 2018 (it was reported as a 7.0 but that is an average of all of the points. In the area where I live, the data read to 8.0 to 8.2). Since then, we have had hundreds of aftershocks, (I don’t know when they stop being called aftershocks and go back to being called tremors); but there are still a significant number of shakers daily. I have noticed that I don’t get the notification for a shaker that we just had, until 6 to 10 minutes after it happened. With the realization that knowing sooner isn’t going to change the fact that the shaker just happened, it still seems a little unreasonable for there to be that much of a time lapse to get the information. For tsunami warnings and any other emergency information, 6 to 10 minutes can be fatal.
“OVER THE MOON” for QUAKEFEED
Addicted to QUAKEFEED! Completely “OVER THE MOON” with the many features of this APP!
QUAKEFEED has immediate USGS Govt EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI warnings, with “direct links to the USGS reporting site” for more information. Countries, Regions, & States are programmable to “a QUAKES intensity, multiple strengths/magnitudes”, with text Notifications if you want them. QUAKEFEED has a NEWS link for the latest information, good graphics & choice of map display, including the “Ring of Fire”. The QF APP is easy to read, program and understand. The Magnitude QUAKE levels, includes time, “distance from my location and depth of QUAKE”, city & state... Very Accurate! Notifications are AWESOME!... immediate EARTHQUAKE text alerts with sounds, including TSUNAMI, can save your life! Various EMERGENCY information available, including EMERGENCY SURVIVAL KITS that you can purchase. AD FREE version available. LOVE! ♥️
See how faults are behaving
I live near Portland, OR, and am wary of the big 9+ event happening along the Cascadia Subduction zone, or even the 7+ event that could happen along Mt Hood. Granted no one knows if Cascadia will just break loose without warning but I’d like to think there will be lots of tremors before it goes. This app is great for seeing fault behavior on a day to day basis around the world, if you’re so inclined to observe in that way. I get alerts that I customized based on distance from you, region, and magnitude. A 3.0 earthquake happened in Sumatra? I don’t care. A 7.5 magnitude happens in the same place? I’d like to know. That said this app does not present real time data. It’s typically 15 minutes or so after the event. If I had a perceptible quake in my area, I’d feel it and then 15 minutes later the alert pops up. Oh gee, thanks. So it is not a usable warning technology. I’m sure that would depend on the use of better GPS sensors right on the faults themselves, which hopefully we’ll have in place one day.
Doesn't load notification settings
I downloaded this app and configured my alerts only to receive an alert for Mexico not even five minutes later. I don't live near Mexico and it was not a part of my alert settings that I configured. When I went back in to change the notification settings I received multiple errors saying the app couldn't connect to the notification server. I tried multiple times and when I did finally get in there was a new notification configured that I didn't set up. When I tried to delete it it said the same thing about not being able to connect to the notification server. The ads were unexpected to just show up after I clicked on something and pretty annoying to have to wait five seconds to get to what I clicked on. One extra star because I could limit my notification to only the state I live in. But ultimately this app doesn't work. And maybe given more than 10 minutes this app would work, but I had it set up and something happened to make it not work.
Love the Quakefeed App...
Update: My notifications are working again after installing the Apple iOS update.
I have used QuakeFeed for several years and love it...But the notifications have stopped working the past few months.
I have worldwide notifications ON and have always received notifications in a timely manner. Tonight I saw on the new that there was a 7.6 earthquake near Honduras and I checked the app. All my notifications are ON and while the quakes are in the app they are no longer notifying me. I have always had my location OFF to save battery life, but this has never affected worldwide notifications unless something has changed.
Giving it three stars until I find out if notifications will work again.
The Place For Quakes
Quakefeed is the answer to the question - was that just an earthquake ? I searched through many apps of this type and always came back to Quakefeed. It’s hands down the best. I showed it to a friend in Alaska where they have lots of activity and now they have it too and love it. Would be great if the developer came up with more apps since they have a knack for creating. I would definitely recommend everyone download this. One note - I set mine to only warn me about quakes over 5.0 because every single one in the world was a little too much for me to keep track of. Now I get notified only on the big ones 5 and over.
Must get this app! With one exeaption
This app is one to get because it gives great facts; the alerts are very accurate and is very precise. If you want to get the best feed on earth quakes this is the app for you. But their is one exception that I have to make. I live in the united state and I try to find the New Madrid seismic zone so I can see where it is located and see what states it goes through but I can't find it. It would be great if they could implement the new Madrid seismic zone so people can see where it is and what states it goes through. Over all this is a good app for anyone to use and it is a fun app to get so "Hurry up and get it" !
The easiest way to monitor earthquakes
You can set up zones to watch for earthquake activity, in a number of easily configurable ways, or choose from defaults. The app can notify you according to various parameters you establish, or not at all. It has links to all sorts of earthquake related information, from geology to preparedness. All that any non-seismologist could ever want to know, and super easy to use. If you have any risk at all from seismic activity, get this. If you're just curious, this is so easy to use it's a no-brainer. On top of all that, it is free and has ads that are unobtrusive and easily tolerated. It is a public service.
Quakefeed Is a great App, well designed.
This App has to be one of the best in its class for reporting seismic action around the globe. It is easy to use and delivers great reporting immediately after the event. Its filters allow the user multiple ways to sort and view the data. There is a varied assortment of maps and with ease one can scroll around the area affected by the earthquake making it a fun and attractive App to use. Best in its class.
I recommend adding the ability to sort three ways; and, more ways to choose an area and save the configuration for monitoring.
I have had this app for many years. It is amazing and I love it. It always hear about the earthquakes before they are on the news. The map shows exactly where it is. It also shows the ring of fire. And many other really great features. I have noticed that this last year has had far more greater earthquakes than I’ve seen in the last 10 years. I usually had it set at 6.0 and for years there have been very few really. And now they are happening on a weekly basis!
Cool app. Not always accurate
I live in a state that gets a dozen or so earthquakes a year. The area had a huge one back in the 1800’s, so I always want to know what’s going on around us. I like to know about big ones around the world because they can impact such large areas. However, the app information isn’t always accurate and it sometimes lists the same earthquake multiple times because it is felt a long distance from the epicenter. But that is fairly easy to sort out and I would rather thank an 8.0 hit somewhere and find out it was really a 6.5 than to not know at all. In all, it’s a great app.
It crashed on the last 3 iphones i had when no one could help me with the phone the o ly solution to them was buy a new so i did the most recent version and after all the trouble and misery of setting up the new device and at first with this beong the only downloaded application the ensure there would be no software conflict it still does the same thing crash and no one can tell me why when i got to the most recent version of the phone and it still crashed a service reprisentative had the nerve to tell me to buy a newer phone but there is not a newer version and 1.1 million die in china over the effects/pollution of making any " smart phone " among other products like those awful bluetooth speakers that sound like an old stereo from the 1970's
I like this app a lot and I have to say that the alert system works great. I was warned about the 7.1 mag quake that hit California before I saw anything on the news. I also like the exacting detail of each recorded quake and shock. Would be great if there was a map that showed dots for epicenters and perhaps clustering rings. With the GPS last and Kong’s that you already have, that should be an easy addition.
With clustering you could give early warnings in advance if the tremors show an outbreak or magnitude longer rising. That could help people get prepared in advance.
Great app but please add the global map with plots. Thanks for developing this.
This feed only pulls from the USGS which is proving very unreliable... this app needs to start pulling real time info from other global agencies and countries.
Don't waste your time here as they continue to only pull from the USGS which isn't reporting all earthquakes, makes it impossible to track earthquakes if you only pull from one unreliable feed..... I will most likely delete this app!!
So I was contacted by the app developer who shared they do have other feeds other than the USGS, only problem yuh can only choose one feed at a time, they need to make it so you can use multiple feeds at once!
Great but needs other source integration
Like a previous commenter, I need every feed available simultaneously for earthquake reports. Sometimes the USGS appears to double a notification (I guess?) unless double quakes are occurring...? Thanks developers, I hope you continue to improve the integration with other sources.
Update: thank you for YOUR feedback! I live in California and just like to see patterns...be alerted when patterns emerge. Don't know if what I'm wanting to see is specific to our region, you know?
Is QuakeFeed Earthquake Alerts Safe?
Yes. QuakeFeed Earthquake Alerts is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 44,048 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.5/5. Justuseapp Safety Score for QuakeFeed Earthquake Alerts Is 70/100.
Is QuakeFeed Earthquake Alerts Legit?
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Is QuakeFeed Earthquake Alerts not working?
QuakeFeed Earthquake Alerts works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.