“Earthquake Network” App

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Personal Setup

This is my personal setup. You are free to adjust it to your preference.

  • On the “Settings” page
    • Real-time quake notifications

      This is the notification setting for the “Smartphone Network”. This is not an alarm setting.

      • Enabled: checked
      • Radius from your position: 300 km
      • Earthquakes to be notified: Any intensity
      • Earthquakes with no intensity: checked
    • User report notifications

      This is the notification setting for the “User Reports” feature. This is not an alarm setting.

      • Enabled: checked
      • Radius from your position: 300 km
      • Min time between notificaions: 0 seconds
    • Seismic network notifications

      This is the notification setting for the “Seismic Network”. This is not an alarm setting.

      • Enabled: checked
      • Seismic networks: USGS (Globe); EMSC (Globe); PHIVOLCS (Philippines) all checked
      • Radius from your position: 300 km
      • Earthquake energy: Magnitude >= 3.5
      • Near earthquakes: checked
      • Distance: 300 km
      • Strong earthquakes: checked
      • Magnitude: Magnitude>= 5.5
      • Under Vibration and sound, Earthquake energy: Magnitude >= 4.5
    • Public chat notifications
      • Enabled: checked
      • Chatrooms: English and Tagalog
    • Private chat notifications, Enabled: checked
    • Earthquake alarm

      This is the setting page for the alarm.

      Important note: Do not use “Test alarm” while your E-mail and SMS notifications are active; this test creates a simulated earthquake and will confuse your E-mail and SMS contacts.

      • Enabled: checked
      • Earthquakes to be notified: Any intensity
      • Earthquakes with no intensity: checked
      • Wavefront preview dialog: checked
      • Radius from your position: 300 km
    • E-mail notifications

      Important note: Disable this before testing the “Earthquake alarm” feature.

      • Enable: checked
      • It is strongly recommended to use all 4 email address slots. Diversify, to your relatives in other provinces, abroad, and your local government.
      • Scroll down, Enable: checked — so your app automatically sends an e-mail update to your contacts with your position when an earthquake is detected in real time by the Smartphone Network.
      • Radius from your position: 300 km
    • SMS notifications

      Important note: Disable this before testing the “Earthquake alarm” feature.

      • Enable: checked
      • It is strongly recommended to use all 4 phone number slots. Diversify, to your relatives in other provinces, abroad, and your local government.
      • Scroll down, Enable: checked — so your app automatically sends an SMS/text update to your contacts with your position when an earthquake is detected in real time by the Smartphone Network.
      • Radius from your position: 300 km
    • System of units: Metric
    • Earthquake age: checked
    • Earthquake magnitude: checked
    • Colorbar: checked
  • Leave the “Settings” page and go to the “Seismic Networks” tab
    • Tap the “Gear” icon located at the upper-right corner of the app
    • Check only: USGS (Globe); EMSC (Globe); and PHIVOLCS (Philippines)
    • Tap back to the “Seismic Networks” page
    • Below the page and on the right of the “Sort by time” dropdown, tap the blue bar to open the “Filters” setting
      • Minimum magnitude: 4.5
      • Maximum distance: 300 km
      • Maximum age: One day
      • Leave uncheck the “Change the earthquake notification settings according to the filters”
      • Tap “EXIT”
  • Tap the “Chat” tab then tap the “Person” icon at the upper-right of the app and register a Nickname to chat
  • Tap the “E-mais/SMS” tab

    This is where you send an SOS to your E-mail and SMS contacts. Or to tell them that you are “fine/okay” so they do not have to worry.

All other settings like vibration and voice (premium/pro), is completely up to you to setup.

Final word

  • This app does not predict earthquakes. There is no technology that can do this in our time.
  • If you are near the epicenter, it is almost impossible to receive an alert before the earthquake wave reaches your location. Here are examples for comparison:
    • Distance from epicenter: 43.2 km
    • Magnitude: 7.0
    • Earthquake wave: In 14 seconds

      * We only have a 14-second window to prepare before the first earthquake wave hits.

    • Distance from epicenter: 15.4 km
    • Magnitude: 7.0
    • Earthquake wave: In 5 seconds

      * Barring all Internet connection issues, you may receive an alert on or before that 5-second window.

Install Earthquake Network now by visiting the Google Play App Store.

You can learn more about the Earthquake Network Android app by visiting the official website, or like and share their Facebook page.

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Part of the Earthquake Preparedness Philippines series.

Part of myAndroid Hub.

    Summary
    Article Name
    "Earthquake Network" App
    Description
    Earthquake Network is the 1st mobile app that taps on the technology in smartphone & tablets to detect earthquakes & send an early warning.
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    CC BY-SA 4.0 “Earthquake Network” App by Yuki (雪亮) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at Legal Notice.

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