- Category: News
- Released date: 05/06/2009
- Current Version: 2.4.2
- Seller: Terence Worley
- Recommended Age: 4+
- Download Size: 4937726
- Last Update: 07/22/2011
- Requirements: All
•• A recent #1 paid News app in the US, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, and more.
•• Written-up in USA Today - 3/18/11 Fri-Sun print edition. Available online.
•• Spotlighted on CNN Newsroom - 3/27/11.
•• Listed in iTunes Rewind as the #5 most popular paid News app of 2010!
QuakeWatch has been the most popular earthquake app in the App Store, reaching the App Store Top 100 multiple times and reaching #1 in the Paid News category in the US and over 20 other countries.
It is a feature-rich reference guide to the latest magnitude 1.0 and larger earthquakes from around the world as provided by seven worldwide sources including the US Geological Survey and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre. Find out when they happened, where they happened, how big they were, and more. All in an easy-to-use interface!
The key features of QuakeWatch include:
• A world map view of reported earthquakes over the past week. Pan and zoom the map to focus on hot spots and click the details button to see the quake report.
• Sort the listing by the 100 most recent earthquakes.
• Sort by the largest earthquakes over the past week.
• Sort by the closest earthquakes to your location and see the distance and bearing from your position.
• Sort by earthquakes nearest to a place anywhere on the earth that you easily specify. Great for tracking quakes near family members. Shows the distance and bearing from them.
• Choose from reporting services in the US, Europe, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Italy.
• Filter out smaller earthquakes from the list by setting the minimum shown to be between 1.0 and 6.0.
• Select an earthquake from the list to view more information along with a Google map of its location.
• Selecting the blue additional details button will take you to the reporting web site integrated into the application for more information about the earthquake like distances from cities, historical maps, shake maps, etc., and then easily return to the list.
• Send earthquake information to yourself or others through email, Twitter, or Facebook.
• Select the tsunami icon in the toolbar for quick access to the NOAA for the latest tsunami information.
• Universal app - supports the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
• iPod Touch users can manually specify their current location if greater accuracy is needed. (A popular request.)
• The ability to define local earthquakes within a radius of your location. Then sort by "Closest" to see all local earthquakes sorted by the most recent.
• Earthquakes within the last 2 hours and within your local range are colored blue for quick identification.
• All times are shown in your time zone and dates use relative formats (Today, Yesterday).