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The World-Wide Earthquake Locator
The World-Wide Earthquake Locator provides up-to-date information and detailed dynamic maps of earthquakes across the world within a maximum of 24 hours of their occurence. Features include a current earthquake page with reports listed in chronological order, a catalog query page where users can search the earthquake database and map the results, and an animated map that shows worldwide activity for the last thirty days. There is also an earthquake map viewer that lets users construct their own maps of activity for the week, the previous week, or the rest of the month, with extra data such as plate boundaries, faults and volcanoes. The earthquake prediction map provides an estimate of earthquake probability for any region on Earth, also with extra data layers if desired. There are also links to news articles and to additional information from related sites.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Map
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Dataset:
    • Modeled
    • Remotely sensed
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright Bruce M. Gittings, 1994-2005, with Alison Story, Edmund Kleiser and Emese Csete.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-976
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Bruce M. Gittings
Institute of Geography
University of Edinburgh

Publisher: University of Edinburgh
Institute of Geography