Earthquake by American Red Cross


Description of App: 

Be ready for an earthquake with Earthquake by American Red Cross. Get notified when an earthquake occurs, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an earthquake-prone area or has loved ones who do.FEATURES:

  • Step-by-step instructions let you know what to do even before/during/after an earthquake, even if no data connectivity.
  • Get notified when an earthquake occurs in your area or those of loved-ones with alerts from the USGS, including ShakeZone intensity map when available.
  • Let family and friends know you are okay with the customizable “I’m Safe” alert for Facebook, Twitter, email and text.
  • Find open Red Cross shelters in your area when you need help.
  • Stay safe when the lights are out with the Toolkit, including a strobe light, flashlight and audible alert functions.
  • Prepare for the worst by learning how to assemble an emergency kit for your family in the event of power outage or evacuation.
  • Empower your family to stay safe and remain calm in an emergency by learning how to make and practice an emergency plan.
  • Earn badges that you can share with your friends and show off your earthquake knowledge with interactive quizzes.
  • See an illustrated history of earthquakes in your area.
  • Know how to what to do about food and drinking water when your area has been impacted by floods and power outages.

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known



Free or Paid: 


Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPod Touch

Accessibility Comments: 

My specs: totally blind, using IOS 6, new to IPod. I am delighted with this excellent app, because every part of it is accessible. There are five tabs--prepare, test, earthquake, shelters, more. I explored each tab, set up alerts, (There were two 3.9 quakes in my area yesterday.) tested my earthquake knowledge, tested the family "I am safe" notification, made sure I could get info about the shelters that were available, read articles, got news. Everything the app says it will do, it does.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

Whether one is sighted or blind, this is a must-have app.