Thursday, November 29, 2012

USGS Earthquake Data Now on Google Public Alerts

Earlier this month, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced that going forward earthquake alerts generated by its seismographic system will be incorporated into Google's Public Alerts map interface.  This agreement has the USGS joining the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as a second Federal agency with a collaborative arrangement for broadcasting hazard information via the Internet giant. NOAA is providing Weather Alert information to Google.  Below for more:

(USGS News Release, November 2, 2012)

Comment: Nice!  Now if we could just get USGS seismologists and Google to offer a U.S. National Grid option for viewing this earthquake data, we'd be one step closer to the day when everyone is using the same language of location for disasters. 

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