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Did you feel it? : citizens contribute to earthquake science

Fact Sheet 2005-3016

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Abstract

Since the early 1990s, the magnitude and location of an earthquake have been available within minutes on the Internet. Now, as a result of work by the U.S. Geological Survey and with the cooperation of various regional seismic networks, people who experience an earthquake can go online and share information about its effects to help create a map of shaking intensities and damage. Such “Community Internet Intensity Maps” (CIIMs) contribute greatly toward the quick assessment of the scope of an earthquake emergency and provide valuable data for earthquake research.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Did you feel it? : citizens contribute to earthquake science
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2005-3016
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
4 p.
Scale:
100000
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N