Whats Shakin?
September 17, 2006 6:21 PM   Subscribe

The Seismic Monitor is a map of recent earthquake activity. Earthquakes that have occurred in the last two weeks are depicted as circles with diameters corresponding to their magnitudes. You can click the map to zoom in on regions, and you can click the represented earthquakes to see information about them.
posted by owhydididoit (9 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Thanks, owhy, this is interesting. I tell ya, living in Tokyo certainly raises one's awareness of tremblors: the whole earthquake thing, you know, really hits home. Literally. When your house gets those little jolts and shakes, and the utensils hanging in the kitchen sway a little bit, man, that'll really get your adrenalin racing. And of course there are several red circles around Japan: daily occurences here in the Land of Wa...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:37 PM on September 17, 2006

Thanks also for the USGS link, Steven C. Their interface is a little more elegant. The 2 sites complement each other nicely.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:41 PM on September 17, 2006

wow, cool link Steven C. thanks!
posted by owhydididoit at 7:59 PM on September 17, 2006

Thanks for this, Steven C. This is what mefi is for. A keeper for sure.
posted by longsleeves at 8:23 PM on September 17, 2006

Very nice site, Steven C. Den Beste. I'm so happy it's nice and seismically quiet downunder.
posted by tellurian at 11:01 PM on September 17, 2006

This other site plots the same data using the Google Maps Api
posted by magullo at 4:16 AM on September 18, 2006

And if you look here you can find kml files to load up in Google Earth.
posted by The Bishop of Turkey at 10:39 PM on September 18, 2006

This thing be glued to my desktop.
posted by dreamsign at 11:09 PM on September 18, 2006

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