Earthquake in Mexico today: Huge 7.0 quake hits region; you can prepare now, check best earthquake apps | HT Tech

Earthquake in Mexico today: Huge 7.0 quake hits region; you can prepare now, check best earthquake apps

Earthquake in Mexico today: The massive 7.0 quake should serve as a wake up call for everyone and make them rush to prepare themselves for such shocks, first thing to do is to put your phone to work and download the best earthquake apps to get alerts and to deal with quakes.

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| Updated on: Sep 08 2021, 11:00 IST
Earthquake in Mexico today: The massive quake came without warning and caught people by surprise. However, you can prepare for such an eventuality by downloading earthquake apps from Google Play Store. Check out the best earthquake apps below.
Earthquake in Mexico today: The massive quake came without warning and caught people by surprise. However, you can prepare for such an eventuality by downloading earthquake apps from Google Play Store. Check out the best earthquake apps below. (AFP)

Earthquake in Mexico today: The 7.0 quake on the Richter scale spread panic in Acapulco and Mexico City as buildings swayed like trees and caused people to rush out of their homes in panic. Mayor of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum told Canal 40 TV that power lines were down in some parts of the city and that work is going on in emergency mode to restore it. The USGS says there is a possibility of tsunami waves being generated in Guerrero. While Earthquakes are unpredictable, there are apps on Google Play Store that can help you prepare for any emergency. Here we list top Earthquake apps that can help you with alerts and more:

Earthquake Network

This app uses your phone to detect earthquakes, then joins a virtual network of devices that can help crowdsource this data for other users as well. With thousands of connected devices, you might see alerts for an earthquake in your area before the official information from local sources. The free version also has data on older earthquakes which can come in wuite handy.

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Earthquake Pro

One of the simpler apps on this list, EarthQuake Pro will provide users with a list of all the earthquakes that have taken place in the recent past, while also monitoring for local earthquake alerts. It comes with a modern interface and is powered by ads. Users can also try out the built-in seismograph feature on the app.

My Earthquake Alerts

When it comes to earthquakes, users might just want a simple app that alerts them about an incoming earthquake. This app allows you to monitor your own area, without any unwanted alerts for other areas. Users can remove ads in the free version by purchasing the pro version, but it does not appear add any extra features. 

Volcanoes and Earthquakes

If you are interested in more than just earthquakes, the Volcanoes and Earthquakes app will allow you to view and keep track of different natural events around the world. You can check on volcanoes that might erupt, or see push notifications for events that took place recently. There's a premium version for the app too, which means you won't see an advertisements while using the app.

LastQuake

This is the official app of the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center and is developed by actual seismologists. The app gets information about earthquakes but sourcing its data from public information and gives you an estimate of the scale of the earthquake. Users will be able to access information that is based on data from 86 institutes and 57 countries on the app, which is available for free.

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First Published Date: 08 Sep, 11:00 IST
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