ISTI QuakeWatch

ISTI QuakeWatch

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This App is an Android implement of ISTI's popular QuakeWatch Software. QuakeWatch for the desktop is the core of the USGS CISN software for displaying Earthquake information in real time to Emergency Managers and Responders.

This app is a Beta release. Work on this app is ongoing. please send us feature requests and bug reports.

This is app is not intended to be used as a warning system, but rather as a means for distributing information to interested parties.

QuakeWatch receives data via a feed from the US Geological Survey. Not only does this feed contain Earthquake information such as magnitude, location, depth and time, but it also include other information important to researchers and engineers. This feed also provides links to data products associated with earthquakes, such as earthquake information web pages, "Did you feel it?" web forms, Shaking intensity maps (Shakemaps) and Tsunami information reports. This information is available via the "products" button. If Tsunami information is available then this button will read "Tsunami" in red text.

If you wish to have earthquake alerts pushed to your phone in near-real time, please register with the USGS's Earthquake Notification Service - . Opt to have the messages delivered in Cube Format to you cell phone provider's email/SMS gateway (on the "my email addresses" tab, select "Raw CUBE Format") For Verizon Wireless you can send text messages by sending the email to This app will grab, process and display the SMS Text messages automatically.

In addition to displaying information, you may share screenshot directly from this app to other apps including facebook and gmail.

This work is made possible through the hard work of many people. including (but not limited to) those at the USGS, The National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC), and NOAA and the Tsunami Warning Centers.

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Recently changed in this version

Uses new EQ Server.
Mods to improve event load time. Database tweaks.
fixes for Android 4.x. support for menu in ActionBar. fixed notifications, removed deprecated usage
fixed DB periodic cleanup
fixed emailing of logs
fixed emailing of sqlite3 database
Proving audio and vibration alerts via Notification System entirely now. no more dedicated audio and vibration usag.

Comments and ratings for ISTI QuakeWatch
  • (61 stars)

    by Nate Estep on 30/03/2014

    Displays quakes in near real time with a minimum of fuss and no ads.

  • (61 stars)

    by Jim Kelly on 07/09/2013

    Would be great but does not download any data, useless.

  • (61 stars)

    by john moore on 07/09/2013

    I had high hopes for this app, if it did what it was supposed to do it would be great but all i have is a world map showing nothing at all. Please fix this app

  • (61 stars)

    by Roger King on 08/07/2013

    Nice but wassup?

  • (61 stars)

    by Deidra Sawyer on 26/05/2013

    I think this app has a lot of potential. What I would like to see is a way to set the time zone and a way to set a specific map zone. Also the set map soon function doesn't respond. The set magnitude colors needs to have a better description on the functions. I can't wait to see what's done w this app.

  • (61 stars)

    by Christa H on 20/04/2013

    It's great that it includes tsunami warnings, however it is unhelpful if a warning is given when the report says there is No warning. Too much work.