QuakeWatch – Latest Earthquakes Info iPhone app Review

Description:

The QuakeWatch – Latest Earthquakes info iPhone app is the best tool to be able to stay on top of the latest seismic activity.

Features:

  • In this quakewatch app you will be able to see a map of the world and see where the reported earthquakes have happened each and every week.  You can then pan and zoom around on the map to focus in on the hot spots that have been shown
  • You can also sort through a bunch of different listings in order to see the last 100 earthquakes that have been the most recent from around the world
  • You can use other sorting options to be able to see the biggest earthquakes that have happened over the last week
  • Other sorting options include the ability to see where the closest earthquakes have been.  This way you can see just how far away theses earthquakes have been and you can calculate the distance
  • Lastly, you can sort by earthquakes  nearest to any certain point on the map that you would like.  This way you can track different quakes that are happening near friends and family that you have throughout the world
  • You can choose to get information from a variety of different news and reporting services.  You can choose services that are in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, and Europe
  • If there are smaller earthquakes then you can filter those out using  the minimum setting that is located on the app.  You can choose distances between 1.0 and 6.0
  • If there is a specific earthquake that catches your eye then you can select it from the list to be able to get more information on it along with a map of where it is located on Google Maps
  • There are additional details you can access by pressing the blue button.  This will actually take you to a site that is integrated with the app to give you more information on the earthquakes and how far away they are from hospitals, historical sites, other quakes, and other things on the map
  • When you get certain earthquake information you can actually email the info to yourself or to other people who might have been affected by the earthquake.  You can email the link to the website, the Google map, or even pictures of the earthquake and what happened because of it
  • There is a tsunami icon that is located on the toolbar.  This allows you to have quick access to the NOAA.  This allows you to get the latest information on local tsunamis or ones that around loved ones
  • If you have the iPod Touch version then you can  say what your current location is to get more specific information that pertains to you
  • You can actually use the app to make a radius around your location using local earthquakes.  You can then sort by the closest earthquakes and also by the most recent earthquakes
  • If there are any earthquakes that have happened withing the past two hours they will be highlighted blue so that you can sort them from all of the other earthquakes that have happened

Conclusion:

This app has been given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars by the iPhone app users that have downloaded it and it costs $0.99 to download.

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