What are the best resources to help you in an earthquake?

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    #1Earthquakes

    Earthquakes

    Earthquakes is a page on the Ready website that describes what to do before, during, and, after an earthquake.

    Websites

    Free

    Linda Zhong
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "The site was full of knowledge and helpful tips about what to do before, during and after an earthquake. It provides detailed steps on things you can do and how to keep you and our family safe. There's also other materials like videos, games and worksheets to help educate people of all different ages."
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    #2QuakeFeed

    QuakeFeed

    QuakeFeed is an app that quick and easy to use. It provides nearby alerts for earthquakes near you, curated earthquake news and announcements, regional alerts for monitoring countries, US states, and seismically active areas, and more.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Aaron Graham
    Written on September 15, 2017
    " Because I live in an earthquake area it’s important that I have resources that could help me in case an event struck. With quake feed, I’m able to keep track of everything that’s going on with different alerts the news that would keep me in touch with a rescue effort or even how the shelter."
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    #3Earthquake

    Earthquake

    Earthquake gives you the latest worldwide data from several sources, as well as push notification alerts as soon as the event data is available from an official source. It has a map with different sized and colored circles to represent event magnitude and age, and much more.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Sara Hansen
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "I think this is a very useful EQ app to have. I like that it utilizes multiple reporting agencies, and that I can see the fault lines. I do wish you could just select certain states though, that element is a bit frustrating. I'm very pleased with this purchase, and I'd definitely recommend this app to others who are looking for resources to help with earthquakes."
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    #4Earthquake Safety

    Earthquake Safety

    Earthquake Safety is a page on the American Red Cross Website that helps you learn what to do before, during, and after an earthquake, and how to strengthen your home to prepare for a seismic event.

    Websites

    Free

    Dorothy Wallace
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "As the Red Cross is seemingly always ready when a disaster occurs, they know very well that steps that you can take before, during, and after a earthquake. I have used the information that they have provided to help not only prepare my home but also prepare my family for earthquakes. I highly recommend you taking a look if you are anyone you know may experience an earthquake in your lifetime! "
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    #5LastQuake

    LastQuake

    LastQuake is the official phone application of the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (CSEM). Designed by seismologists, the LastQuake application is dedicated to alerting populations and gathering testimonies in real time. In only a few minutes, EMSC is thus able to estimate earthquake effects.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Kathy Palmer
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "If you live in an area that is prone to earthquakes, you really should download this app. The information is in real time, to keep you informed as the earthquake is happening. And it even has safety tips and a messenger option you let you notify family and friends if you are in an earthquake. It is a reliable app that does exactly what it is supposed to and was actually designed by seismologists."
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    #6Earthquakes

    Earthquakes

    Surviving an earthquake and reducing its health impact requires preparation, planning, and practice. Earthquakes is a page on the CDC that explains how to prepare and what to do before, during, and after a seismic event.

    Websites

    Free

    Louis Smith
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "The CDC provides the best information on what to do in an earthquake. Their information about what to do to prepare if you live in an earthquake zone are simple and easy to understand. Anyone living in an earthquake zone should read this information."
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    #7Earthquake Recovery Resource Guide

    Earthquake Recovery Resource Guide

    Earthquake Recovery Resource Guide is an article by HomeAdvisor that teaches you the importance of being prepared for anything that could happen after the rumble, whether you need to take steps to have emergency home repairs or go to the right sources for help. 

    Websites

    Free

    Abhinav Chavan
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "You never know when an earthquake is going to strike,I already have some resources in case of anything and I can tell you for sure that Earthquake Recovery resource guide is the best!!!it explains a lot on how to deal with such situations.in fact I gave the guide to a friend who made sure she had a first aid kit and when an earthquake struck their home,she was able to perform first aid on her sister who was injured on the leg."
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    #8Earthquakes Tracker

    Earthquakes Tracker

    Earthquakes Tracker provides earthquake alerts and information and near real time seismic events notification. It lets you analyze seismic activity by plotting on the graph various seismic data spanning from hours to days, month and years. You can configure custom proximity and magnitude alerts, and more.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jeremy Black
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "Having lived in Japan during the earthquake of March 2011 this would've been a really great tool to help identify an incoming earthquake and protect myself and my family from any possible hard. Ever since that time earthquakes have been a fairly decent concern of my family's. This offers the safety and security we want."
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    #9Earthquake Preparedness and Response

    Earthquake Preparedness and Response

    Earthquake Preparedness and Response is a page on the US Labor Department's website where they explain everything, from what is an earthquake to how to prepare, and how to act during and after a seismic event.

    Websites

    Free

    Angela Gu
    Written on October 3, 2017
    "I found this website to be interesting. However, in my area we do not have earthquakes. Therefore, it was of no real value to me. But, it can be quite useful to others."
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    #10USGS

    USGS

    This website is part of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, as part of their effort to provide and apply relevant earthquake science information and knowledge to reduce deaths, injuries, and property damage from earthquakes. 

    Websites

    Free

    Christian Estrada
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "If you live in an earthquake area, USGS is a must have. This website helps provide info and reduce death and injuries. You need to visit this site in order to find relevant information and what to do if one happens."
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    #11Earthquake Track

    Earthquake Track

    Earthquake Track is a website where you can find information about the latest earthquakes in the world, its magnitude, and location.

    Websites

    Free

    Mildred Woods
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "Considering all of the present dander we face daily with the uprising of natural disasters around the world, this app could become a lifesaver for those who must be prepared for any immediate threats. Just as one who monitors their own daily health, this app is just as important for monitoring the daily condition of ones surroundings which can and will affect a life greatly."
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    #12Earthquake Alert!

    Earthquake Alert!

    Earthquake Alert! is an app that allows you to see Magnitude 1.0+ earthquakes from the U.S. and Magnitude 4.5+ earthquakes from all over the World.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Zhou Zhu
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "Earthquake alert gives the user a chance to get updated on the latest earthquakes from all around the world. This is useful for both local and national levels. It can be useful for worldwide levels for those who have families or relatives in different countries. It seems to be very specific regarding the magnitude and location, perhaps its more focused on US so that it provides details of earthquakes regardless of how small it is and less focused around the world as it provides only larger magnitude earthquakes."
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    #13Global Incident Map

    Global Incident Map

    Global Incident Map is a website with maps and information about different incidents all over the world, from earthquakes and forest fires, to drug busts and HAZMAT situations.

    Websites

    Free

    John Reed
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "This wasn't very helpful. In a the event of an earthquake I would want advice on what to do next or resources regarding shelters and aid stations. The solution presented only provides global tracking of disasters without any useful resource for people caught up in those disasters."
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    #14American Red Cross

    American Red Cross

    The American Red Cross is an organization dedicated to preventing and relieving suffering, in the US and around the world. On their website, you can find information to donate, volunteer, and more.

    Websites

    Free

    Olivia Morrison
    Written on September 23, 2017
    "Of course, they're everywhere. And a massive organization. If I ever find myself in an earthquake or tsunami zone, I'm sure I'll be very glad to see one of their trucks with the red cross driving around. No issue with the people on the ground helping and working tirelessly to rescue others. But I've read less than optimal things about the way the organization manages the huge amount of donations they get every year. It seems their overhead is quite high. Something to investigate maybe before sending them your hard earned money."
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    #15The Truth About Earthquakes: Everything You Need to Know

    The Truth About Earthquakes: Everything You Need to Know

    The Truth About Earthquakes: Everything You Need to Know is an article written by Anna Kučírková. This was posted on Business Connect on July 18, 2018. In this article, the writer shares pieces of information about the earthquake.

    Articles

    Free

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    #16ShakeAlertLA

    ShakeAlertLA

    ShakeAlertLA is a free mobile application which will alert you when an earthquake has been detected. This can also be used to prepare for an earthquake, as well as get details on recent earthquakes. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Samuel Kelley
    Written on January 3, 2019
    "Honestly i havent tried this app yet since where i live earthquake rarely occurs (Thank God) but this looks promising as it claims that you can use this to get help when an earthquake happens. "

Summary

Best What are the best resources to help you in an earthquake
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1EarthquakesWebsites 28 Free
2QuakeFeedApps 24 Free
3EarthquakeApps 23 Free
4Earthquake SafetyWebsites 23 Free
5LastQuakeApps 19 Free
6EarthquakesWebsites 18 Free
7Earthquake Recovery Resource GuideWebsites 16 Free
8Earthquakes TrackerApps 14 Free
9Earthquake Preparedness and ResponseWebsites 12 Free
10USGSWebsites 10 Free
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