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Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

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Volcanoes & Earthquakes App für IOS hier herunterladen

Volcanoes & Earthquakes App for iPhone and iPad
Volcanoes & Earthquakes App for iPhone and iPad
(go here for the Android version)
Screenshots of the IOS app Volcanoes & Earthquakes
Screenshots of the app
About this app

What it does

Volcanoes & Earthquakes shows the latest earthquakes and active volcanoes on a map and as list.
You can filter the data shown in various ways, e.g. by magnitude or age of earthquakes, the distance from your location, the status of volcanoes and so on.

The original earthquake / volcano data can be found with more detail on Earthquake data are continuously being collected and updated from various public sources, mainly international agencies such as USGS, GFZ, EMSC and many others (currently more than 25 sources).


  • See currently erupting volcanoes on a map
  • Complete volcano lists by name / country / activity level
  • Get most recent volcano news
  • Volcanic Ash Advisories (VAAC) for fast lookup of ongoing / new volcanic eruptions with ash emission
  • Recent earthquakes worldwide for up to 7 days (incl. magnitudes 1.5 or higher for many regions)
  • Push notifications
  • Custom earthquake alerts and lists based on user-defined locations
  • Earthquakes near active volcanoes
  • Multiple data sources (more than 25 national and international agencies)
  • Filter earthquakes according to magnitude, age and distance
  • Earthquakes over magnitude 6 for the past year
  • Submit / read experience reports ("I-felt-an-earthquake") (if an earthquake near your location could have been strong enough to be felt)
  • Show "I-felt-an-earthquake" reports on map along with quake
  • Detail information about each earthquake in list
  • Smallest data format to save bandwidth
  • Offline access with cached data

Frequently Asked Questions & Help

The single number one question I received from the Android version of the app was:

Why is Yellowstone not on the map?
Yellowstone, Mt St. Helens and many more ARE of course on the map and in the app's database, but:
Currently (as of Jan 2019), ALL volcanoes in the continental US are dormant (green / normal alert level). That's why they are not shown immediately by default (the map would be too crowded otherwise). You need to zoom in sufficiently (map) have your filters set to include volcanoes on green alert (A-Z list).

Help, tipps & tricks - how to best use the app

As this app is now being used in "real life", I will update this section based on feedback and user experience.


1 April 2019 - Version 1.5.5
- minor bug fix (lat/lon mismatch)

29 Mar 2019 - Version 1.5.4
- cleaned up UI for settings
- true push notifications

14 Mar 2019 - Version 1.5.3
- logarithmic distance sliders

13 Mar 2019 - Version 1.5.2
- minor bug fixes

12 Mar 2019 - Version 1.5.1
- option to hide country flags and/or distance in list
- push notifications for world-wide quakes and volcano alerts
- minor bug fixes

24 Feb 2019 - Version 1.5
- option to color earthquakes by depth on map

15 Feb 2019: version 1.4
- reverse geocoding to indicate country of quakes (with flag)
- earthquakes worldwide available from mag 2.7 (instead of 3) in free version
- minor bug fixes

14 Feb 2019: version 1.3
- custom alerts (based on user-defined locations)
- custom quake lists
- upgrade option

3 Feb 2019: version 1.2
- tectonic plates on map (optional)
- quiet mode (optional)
- speed improvements
- bug fixes

27 Jan 2019: version 1.1
- push notifications
- proximity quake alerts
- bug fixes

23 Jan 2019
First release (version 1.0)

Discussion & Comments


Although we collect data carefully and maintain the application as well as possible, there is no warranty for correctness or completeness of the information and the functionality of the app.

The Volcanoes & Earthquakes app has been designed for educational and informational purposes only. It has no governmental affiliation and should not be used for disaster prevention, decision making, emergency planning or any other critical purposes. We are not responsible for any problems, mishaps or accidents that can arise from using the app.

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