Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Yellowstone Earthquake Maps

Over the last few days Yellowstone National Park has suffered a number of small earthquakes. So far there has been more than than 250 tremors which is unusual over such a short time.

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

Update Sunday 4th January: A series of powerful earthquakes occurred this morning in eastern Indonesia. The maps below also show the locations of these quakes.


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.



Anonymous said...

Maybe the geophysicists and seismologists want to hop on board with quakefinder and install some sensors. Perhaps we can get some accurate reads of electromagnetic field changes to see if there really is going to be a "big one" at Yellowstone. I hope not and I know it is a highly active area. I have been to Yellowstone several times and am always impressed by its majestic beauty ~~ even when seeing it just a few months after the huge fire in the 90s. We can thank Teddy Roosevelt for creating the Nat'l Park System and knowing one day it would be the only nature some of us city dwellers get to experience with awe.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps, it is time for surrounding states to begin bolstering up the integrity of weight bearing structures and planing for ESCAPE routes to the North and West. This swarm of tectonic movements are a CLUE to DEEP underground discord.!

Anonymous said...

ESCAPE routes? where you going to run to?

Anonymous said...

The fires in Yellowstone were in the 1980's And Teddy Roosevelt did not create the National Park system. Other than that, how's the city life?

Anonymous said...

Check out Robert Felix (http://www.iceagenow.com/). His book correlates tectonic activity and ice age cycles. Pretty interesting stuff.

Anonymous said...

Remember...if you live in the Yellowstone area, if you feel the rumble, and hear the blast, it's too late to decide which route to take out of the park.