Did you feel it? : citizens contribute to earthquake science

Fact Sheet 2005-3016
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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.

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
DOI 10.3133/fs20053016
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
Google Analytic Metrics Metrics page
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