Blog //Mapping the Earthquake

One good thing about living in this age is instant access to information.  What could be better than that?  Maps!

The USGS has up-to-the-minute maps for earthquakes all over the world.  For the latest Virginia events click here.  You can find their main earthquake page here.

The USGS also has a crowd-sourced program - called Do You Feel It? - where users can gauge the quake at their location and report back to help build the map below.  More on that program here.

City map

Crowd-sourced intensity map - USGS

The good people at Development Seed created some cool maps just after the largest Virginia quake using publicly-available data and some tools from the guys at MapBox.  Please click here to see how they quickly mashed up the earthquake data to make some great maps.

http://tiles.mapbox.com/mapbox/#!/map/map_1314132938521

Though, I think the most interesting visualization is this animated one, showing the earth rippling like a pond.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKE7MLNdtcg

Cite this post: Chris Gist. “Mapping the Earthquake”. Published August 24, 2011. http://scholarslab.org//blog/mapping-the-earthquake/. Accessed on .