No one can predict when an earthquake will strike that’s why it’s important for us to be ready all the time. To help you prepare for this kind of situation, here are some helpful apps and websites that you can check.
- Fault Finder Phivolcs
Fault Finder is a web-based app by Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology that shows all the active faults in the country. It’s a very helpful and informative tool because you can check the proximity of the active fault lines in your location. The application is easy to navigate and the map is user-friendly.
Click the link now and check if there’s a fault line near you
- Earthquake Alert!
Earthquake Alert is a free app that you can download on Google Play Store that alerts users when a magnitude 4.5 earthquake happens anywhere in the world. The app gets its information from the United States Geological Survey.
Only available in Play Store.
This app uses information from 22 earthquake data sources all over the world, including PHIVOLCS. You can check all the earthquake activities from around the globe and can also track back the earthquakes that have occurred from the past.
Only available in Play Store
- Life 360
Life 360 is a free app available for android, IOS and Windows devices. In this app, you would be able to create a circle and loop your family to know everyone’s exact locations. You can chat and check on the statuses of each member in the loop. This app features an emergency button to let your family know if there’s any emergency.
Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.life360.android.safetymapd&hl=en
App Store : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/find-my-family-friends-iphone-life360-locator/id384830320?mt=8
- SAS Survival Guide
This is the app version of the ”SAS Survival Guide” book written by a former instructor and special service soldier John Wiseman. It doesn’t require a Wi-Fi connection to scroll through all its survival tips. It features 16 survival videos and numbers of photos to guide you to survive in certain situations.
App Store : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sas-survival-guide/id357811968?mt=8
Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.trellisys.sas.lite&hl=en
Note: All these apps are just guides but the most important tip that we can give is to always remember the three important words when an earthquake strikes: Drop, cover and hold.