Why do you need my location?
A massive increase of traffic, suddenly detected on the websites (desktop and mobile), on the LastQuake app, or on Twitter, means an earthquake might have occurred and been felt by the population in a specific area.
If you felt an earthquake, you are an earthquake witness and can act as a seismic sensor for the EMSC seismologists and the community. By visiting our websites, by tweeting or by launching the app, you can immediately report the time and location of the earthquake.
Our crowdsourcing tools are praised for their high quality, reliability and accuracy. Among them, the LastQuake mobile app stands out as the most efficient tool, both in terms of rapidity and ease of use.
What data do you use and how do you use it?
We value the data that are shared with us. But, most importantly, we value the fundamental rights and freedoms of the persons that are related to that data. Hence, we keep all personal information private and secure under the GDPR.
We do not share, sell, or trade your personal information with anyone.
I have a question, whom should I contact?
Can’t find your question in the FAQ? Email us at:
We’d be happy to help you.
How do you assign geographic names?
We understand that geographic names standardization can be a sensitive topic, this is why we always stick to our established rules.