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 Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Did you feel it? : citizens contribute to earthquake science|
|Series title||Fact Sheet|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|