The EMSC selects for you the earthquakes of general interest from among the 35000 events happening each year. These earthquakes are those identified by the EMSC seismologists to have been felt
If you felt an earthquake, just by clicking on an image representing the way you felt it, you help the seismologists in the earthquake's assessment. We also need photos of damage and effects on landscape when they occurredof damage and effects on landscape when they occurred.
LastQuake is a unique phone application providing seismological information in real-time.
Our app only focusses on earthquakes felt by populations, and routinely delivers preliminary information in less than 2 minutes after the first felt tremors.
There are currently 130,000 active users and our app is widely praised by the witnesses of earthquakes.
LastQuake is also remarkable for its ability to rapidly collect testimonials. Indeed, in Nepal, over 7 000 testimonies and 1 000 geolocated photos were collected during the devastating shock of 25 April 25th, 2015. After this crisis, Nepalese users expressed a wish to see safety instructions follow after an earthquake in LastQuake app. It is precisely on this point that the EMSC and THALES Foundation have decided to combine their expertise. Our common goal? Systematize the dissemination of early safety instructions that facilitate relief operations and reduce inappropriate behavior.
Together, we will contribute to people's resilience after earthquakes.