We were looking to review some of the best apps for earthquakes and while doing so saw some major news break about the Northern California earthquake today. This is why we wanted to make our article more of a quick review, so that Product Reviews readers could see one app that really delivers when it comes to the latest earthquake news.
On this page you can see some screenshots directly from the Earthquakes app by iTunes seller Earthquake Map and Alerts. They clearly spot the Northern California earthquake today, and a red ring circle where the magnitude 6.9 quake struck around 5.18am UK time.
Hundreds of people sent in reports about the Californian earthquake today and some of these reports feature on the iPhone app map, you can see reports in different areas featured in these screenshots we took.
When you click any point that features a circle on the map it reveals a popup message that explains how long ago the report arrived, its location, how far away you are from that location when you have location services turned on like we did with our iPhone 5.
The app was last updated at the end of last year and reached version 2.0.0. This brought compatibility with iOS 7, various bug fixes and performance improvements.
What apps do you use for news and detailed information on earthquakes? Have they been timely with reporting locations and news about the latest quakes?
The screenshot below features the extra information about the Northern California earthquake today and is revealed once you click the red circle. It shows the 6.9 magnitude and location information.
The app we gave a quick review certainly delivered by reporting the Northern California earthquake location moments after it happened today. You can download this app on iTunes right here for free.