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Earthquakes that matter

In an era of information overload, seismic data has not escaped the trend. So the app presents to non-scientists only the earthquakes relevant for them: the significant ones (felt and damaging) and the ones around them. While for those who would like to go further, all the earthquakes detected by instruments are also available.

Help the seismologists

Instruments provide the magnitude of earthquakes but they can't tell us about earthquakes' effects. Seismologists need witnesses' testimonies and photos to assess an earthquake’s impact (effects on buildings and landscapes). By just clicking on a simple illustration, users will be able to describe how they felt their earthquake and make valued contributions to our assessments.

Share with your community

Our users are also invited to send photos, videos and testimonies to the EMSC. In one click, LastQuake's users can share their testimonies with the EMSC seismologists but also with their friends on Facebook and their followers on Twitter. The pictures will be included with their post on both social networks.



Initially developed with the support of the Fondation MAIF, LastQuake is currently sustained by the SCOR Foundation

Want to know more about the citizen seismology? http://www.citizenseismology.eu/

The LastQuake's Features

Not simply presenting all the earthquakes, but the earthquakes relevant to you.

The significant earthquakes

The EMSC selects for you the earthquakes of general interest from among the 35000 events happening each year. These earthquakes are those identified by the EMSC seismologists to have been felt
by people.

Easy to Customize

Set your own parameters for the earthquakes displayed in the "around me" section: distance, magnitude. You can also connect your Facebook and Twitter accounts to share your experience with friends and followers. This app offers two versions: English and French.

Share with us, it helps.
A lot.

If you felt an earthquake, just by clicking on an image representing the way you felt it, you help the seismologists in the earthquake's assessment. We also need photos of damage and effects on landscape when they occurredof damage and effects on landscape when they occurred.

Be alerted

You will receive notifications about destructive earthquakes and earthquakes around you that you could have felt. Each type of notification can be activated or deactivated.

Discover the newest features

Easing comments translation

A comment in a foreign language? Select and copy-paste it for a translation via online services.

Interactive felt map

Zoom on the interactive felt map and give a closer look at the witnesses' location and felt shaking.






Customizable notification test

Test the earthquake notification alert through voice synthesizer and personalize it with your preferred sounds.

Select your favorite language

Change your settings and use the app in the language you like the most..

Languages

LastQuake is available in :

    Albanian • Arabic

    Bengali • Bosnian • Bulgarian

    Chinese • Croatian • Czech

    English

    Farsi • French

    German • Greek

    Haitian Creole • Hebrew • Hindi • Hungarian

    Indonesian • Italian

    Japanese

    Korean • Kurdish

    Lithuanian

    Malay • Marathi • Montenegrin

    Nepali

    Polish • Portuguese • Punjabi

    Romanian • Russian

    Spanish • Serbian • Slovenian • Swahili

    Tagalog • Tamil • Telugu • Turkish

    Urdu • Uzbek

Transparency

To work optimally, our app requires a certain number of access permissions. Please note that data is used for scientific purposes only and not for commercial purposes. The information you share with us contributes to seismic risk reduction and serves to alert local populations.

E-Mail

Optional, but required when you leave a comment on an earthquake you felt. Your email is used only for scientific purposes and never shared with third parties. We will contact you in case we need more details about a seismic event.

Contacts

Our Safety Check service can access your relatives’ contact information and send a text message to say that you are safe.

Location

To send push notifications in case of an earthquake near you and to provide you with safety tips



SMS

After a quake strikes, our Safety Check service sends a text message to your relatives to reassure them.

Phone, device ID & call information

To identify your device and to check if it is able to send text messages.

Photo/Media/Files

To share videos/pics with EMSC.



Storage

To share videos/pics with EMSC.

Camera

To share videos/pics with EMSC.

Microphone

To share live videos with EMSC.



Wifi connection information

The app needs internet to work properly.

Other

To let LastQuake app send updates and push notifications in case of an earthquake near you.

Terms of Use

1. Generalities

By accessing or using our app, you agree to be bound to the terms and conditions described below. If you do not agree to all of these terms and conditions, do not use our app.

2. Definition

The LastQuake app is a mobile application developed by the EMSC. Its use is intended for mobile devices.

3. Use of email address

If you send a comment with a picture or a video, we kindly invite you to indicate an email address: we might use it to contact you only if we need any further information.

4. Geolocation

In order to present you with relevant information (for example, the earthquakes near you), the application can use your mobile device's location if you give your consent. This localisation data is collected by the EMSC for scientific analysis to improve the functionality of the site but is not shared with outside commercial interests.

5. Responsability

The EMSC cannot be held liable for:

  • the content displayed on the app or the way you use it;
  • the performance or the capabilities of your device.
6. Availability

The LastQuake app is intended for devices using mobile networks. The EMSC cannot guaranty the app proper functioning and the data transfer liability. The EMSC reserves the right to interrupt any or all of the functionalities of this app.

7. Submitting comments

The user can submit comments that are:

  • true and fair;
  • respecting privacy.

Banned comments:

  • religious comments;
  • offensive comments;
  • threats;
  • comments that infringe copyright.

The EMSC reserves the right to not publish on its websites or mobile app any inappropriate content. The posting on social networks is under the user responsibility.

The app does not allow you to reply to a comment. If you would like to exchange with the community please join LastQuakers.

8. Photo & video submission

Users can submit photos or videos:

  • taken by themselves;
  • respecting the dignity of the individuals;
  • for videos only, they cannot contain any identifiable individuals.

By posting a photo or a video via the app, the copyright is deemed assigned to the EMSC.

The EMSC reserves the right to not publish on its website or mobile app any inappropriate photo or video. The posting on social networks is under the user responsibility.

9. Tsunami information

In case of an earthquake potentially generating a tsunami or raising questions about tsunami risk, the EMSC provides indicative information on tsunami risk. This information is principally based on data provided by official warning centres. When it is not available, the EMSC estimates the risk based on official centers’ decision models. The EMSC cannot be held responsible for this statement, which does not take precedence over the information issued by the official warning centres, which have authority on the subject.

10. User rights related to data protection

In accordance with the European legislation, users may exercise their rights to access, correct, erase, object to processing, and request data transference where applicable. Requests must be addressed to contact[at]emsc-csem.org. We will respond within the shortest time possible. You also have the possibility to fill a complaint with the National Commission for data processing and freedom (CNIL).

11. Changes to the Terms of Use

The EMSC reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time and with no prior warning.



Partnership

With the support of the SCOR Foundation, LastQuake seeks to enable seismic risk reduction

LastQuake is a unique phone application providing seismological information in real-time. Our app only focusses on earthquakes felt by populations, and routinely delivers preliminary information in less than 2 minutes after the first felt tremors. There are currently 130,000 active users and our app is widely praised by the witnesses of earthquakes.

LastQuake is also remarkable for its ability to rapidly collect testimonials. Indeed, in Nepal, over 7 000 testimonies and 1 000 geolocated photos were collected during the devastating shock of 25 April 25th, 2015. After this crisis, Nepalese users expressed a wish to see safety instructions follow after an earthquake in LastQuake app. It is precisely on this point that the EMSC and THALES Foundation have decided to combine their expertise. Our common goal? Systematize the dissemination of early safety instructions that facilitate relief operations and reduce inappropriate behavior.

Together, we will contribute to people's resilience after earthquakes.

The SCOR Foundation

Contact Us

Do you want to share your feedback, make a suggestion or need support? Feel free to contact us.
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Troubleshooting

Notification issue:
  • Huawei: settings --> advanced settings --> battery manager --> protected apps --> check "lastQuake"
  • Xiaomi/Asus: settings --> permissions --> autostart --> check "lastQuake"


Freezing issue:

If LastQuake launches but you get a blank screen, try to remove the application cache.

  • Android: settings --> applications --> LastQuake --> storage --> clear cache


GPS not found issue:

LastQuake uses the Global Positionning System (GPS) to get the best localisation available. If you are inside, GPS may not be available, try to go outside or near a window.

Upgrade

Version 2.5.4 | 23-09-2020
  • minor bug fixed


Version 2.5.3 | 18-09-2020
  • Audio notification bug fix
  • Add user distance to epicenter
  • languages: serbian, nepali, telugu


Version 2.5.2 | 24-07-2020
  • Fixed localization update issues
  • Bug fixes


Version 2.5.1 (iOS) | 19-06-2020
  • Bug fix for notification


Version 2.5.0 | 15-06-2020
  • Interactive felt map
  • Customizable notification test
  • Earthquake notification through voice synthesizer
  • Copy-paste available for comments
  • Minor bugs fixed
  • New languages available: Croatian, Czech, Bosnian, Montenegrin, Hebrew

Thank you to:
Nataša Stojanović, Emiljano Zhuleku, Ermir Dahci,
Malik Koljenovic, Aion Desk, and Ecija Blašković Vondraček
(translations)



Version 2.1.0 | 13-09-2019
  • Tsunami tips added


Version 2.0.0 | 04-03-2019
  • Rapid publication of felt earthquake when location and magnitude are not know yet.
  • Tagalog language added

Thank you to:
Leo Lim and Amy Slayer (Tagalog translation)



Version 1.4.0 | 24-07-2018
  • upgrade notification to FCM (Android)
  • improved loading of comments
  • German language added

Thank you to:
Manfred Rieser (German translation)



Version 1.3.4 | 06-12-2017
  • bugs fixes
  • Arabic language added
  • Add safety tips link in earthquake detail page
  • Splash screen modified

Thank you to:
Marleine and Rachid (arabic translation)



Version 1.3.2 | 26-06-2017
  • Modified safety tips pictures
  • Added Languages: chinese, hindi

Thank you to:
Shengzao Chen (Chinese translation)
Stacey Martin, Vineet Gahalaut (hindi translation)



Version 1.3.0 | 01-03-2017
  • Possibility to refresh the pictures and comments lists
  • Modified the list scrolling to prevent clicking on earthquakes while scrolling
  • Minor bugs fixes
  • Added Languages: Persian, Indonesian

Thank you to:
Mr Mehdi Zare, Miss Farnaz Kamranzad, Mr Masoud Mojarab (Persian translation).
François Beauducel, Ahmad Ali Fahmi, Alix Triyanti (Indonesian translation).
And all other translators.



Version 1.2.2 | 06-12-2016
  • Modify user comments rating
  • Add safety tips link to Safety check notification
  • Minor bugs fixes


Version 1.2.0 | 13-09-2016
  • Map tiles updated
  • Safety Check : reassure your loved ones via SMS
  • Safety tips : what to do after an earthquake?


Version 1.1.2 | 26-07-2016
  • Map tiles updated
  • iOS: Fix Bugs: Notification badge icon


Version 1.1.1 | 19-11-2015
  • Android: localisation improvement
  • Fix Bugs: Notification, earthquakes lists refresh


Version 1.1.0 | 11-09-2015
  • Rapid publication of any possibly felt earthquakes
  • Display events in relative time by default (configurable) i.e 10 minutes ago
  • Display in miles or km (customizable)
  • Simplification of the display of testimonies
  • Addition of a testimonies map
  • Faster upload for pictures and videos.


Version 1.0.4 | 09-12-2014
  • Keep the last known location.
  • Adding a progress bar for file uploads
  • Update publishing photos on twitter


Version 1.0.3 | 09-10-2014
  • Fix bug for the users who don't subscribe to push notifications.
  • Add new translation features.
  • Fix bugs : scrolling lists

Thank you to: Christian W. for his help.



Version 1.0.1 | 01-07-2014
  • Initialisation's bug fixed. Problem solved for users with empty earthquakes.
  • App install on SD-CARD by default. Possibility to move to internal storage

Thank you to: antonio (iOS) for his help and mustafa (Android) from KOERI (Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Institute). They helped us to fix the bugs of the first release.