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Website Spotlight: The U.S. Geological Survey.

by Chuck Gillooley


We’re Shakin’ and Bakin’…

Even though we live in “earthquake country,”  as we were reminded of recently with the marking of the 103rd annivesary of the Great San Francisco Earthquake, we sometimes forget that signifcant earthquakes happen around the world…each and every day.   It’s simply amazing how much seismic activity takes place around the globe, and of course, when we’re due for another shaker around here.

The New USGS Site.


I hadn’t been on the US Geological Survey site in quite a while.   I recently jumped on when I saw a Twitter update about the recent 6.0 quake in Mexico City.  I was impressed with how they have changed this site — they use all kinds of cool technology such as RSS Feeds and Google Earth to enable you to see what’s happening around the world.  And believe me, there’s lots happening.

If you use a feed reader to get your news, here’s a great feed that informs you about every significant earthquake over magnitude 2.5 around the world: USGS:  M2.5 + Earthquakes

I don’t know why, but this is has become one of the first things I look at when I view my Google feed reader.   If you prefer the more traditional approach of viewing the website, here’s the link:  USGS Earthquake Hazards Program.

Either way, check out what’s happening around the world.  You’ll be surprised at who else gets their share of earthquakes besides California…


(”Spotlight on Cool Websites” is an occasional series that will highlight a particular website that I think you’ll find interesting.  Links to these websites can be found under the “Great San Carlos Websites” link at the top of the site. )

Got a great website that you’d like to share?  Send me an email with the details…



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  • If earthquakes are interesting to you, you might enjoy checking out the Google Maps simulation of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire that I made three years ago on its 100th anniversary. Give it a few seconds after the page loads.

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