Friday, January 30, 2009

Seattle Earthquake Maps

4.5 magnitude earthquake occurred in the Seattle and Puget Sound area early today.

Here are a number of Google Map mashups where you can view information about the Seattle earthquake and find out about other earthquakes around the world.

Earthquake

This Google Map plots data from the US Geological Survey. A coloured polygon is drawn to represent the size of each tremor.

Earthquakes in the Last Week
This map also shows recent earthquakes around the world. It also includes the latest earthquake news. The map uses different coloured map markers to show the strength of different earthquakes.

Real-time USGS Earthquake Mapplet
This mapplet plots the past week of earthquakes around the world, showing the location, time and magnitude. Each earthquake includes a link to the USGS earthquake website for more information.

Plate Tectonics Map
This Google Maps mashup from Geology.com shows the boundaries of tectonic plates around the world. Geology.com has also produced a San Andreas Fault Map.

World Volcano Browser
A Google Map showing over 1550 volcanoes around the world. It is also possible to view the latest earthquake reports from USGS on the map.

For those of you interested in volcanoes here is a Google Earth gadget showing Redoubt Volcano in Alaska. Geophysicists are predicting that Redoubt Volcano could erupt soon.



If you wish to add the gadget to your own site cut and paste the html code below.


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