May 5, 2021

New Research Report From National Diet Library (Japan): “The Great East Japan Earthquake and Libraries”

This is the just released English translation of “The Great East Japan Earthquake and Libraries” report from the National Diet Library in Japan. Documents Summary (2 pages; PDF) Using “the Great East Japan Earthquake” and “libraries” as two pivotal keywords, this report organizes reference information and studies as comprehensively as possible information related to the […]

Reference: USGS Enhances Real-Time Earthquake Information Pages

From a USGS Announcement: New U.S. Geological Survey webpages featuring more robust, real-time earthquake information are now available.  Whether the earthquake is minor or major, earthquake.usgs.gov visitors will see a unique, interactive earthquake map that regularly updates, can be individually tailored, and provides saved settings for future map visits. [Clip] From the website, users can […]

California: State Seismic Regulators Destroy Electronic Records

Via California Watch: For the past five years, the Division of the State Architect has erased the entire computer hard drives and copies of records saved on computer servers within a month of an employee’s departure. Those records included all e-mail correspondence, directives, meeting notes and minutes, policy documents, and appointment calendars. Such records help […]

Searchable Databases of Historic Earthquake Info (Both Global and Regional Data)

1. NEIC (via USGS) Earthquake Search The database (three ways to access data) contains data for M2.5 and greater U.S. earthquakes and M4.5 and greater Worldwide earthquakes. Data goes back (depending on region) a couple of thousand years. 2. ANSS (Advanced National Seismic System) Search Includes info for earthquakes M0 and greater in the U.S. […]

New Interactive Resource From esri: "Make a Nuclear Proximity Map"

From the Proximity Map Web Site: Enter a location and find out how close you are to a U.S. nuclear power plant. You can also click on the Layers tab to turn on information about fault lines and historic earthquakes. Once you’ve made your map, click the Share button to link to your map or […]