Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Melbourne Earthquake on Google Maps

A second earthquake in around two weeks has occurred in Melbourne, Australia. The quake was 4.6 on the Richter scale.

Since the quake I have been inundated with links to this screenshot of what looks like an amazingly sophisticated and ground breaking Google Maps mashup.



If you want to check out some less sophisticated Google Map mashups of the latest earthquakes around the world then check out these maps:

Earthquake
This Google Map plots data from the US Geological Survey. A coloured polygon is dranw 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.

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.

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.

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