February 02, 2006

USGS announces new and improved Website and Earthquake Notification Service and mapping

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has unveiled a new design of its earthquake website and a new Earthquake Notification Service (ENS). According to the USGS, increased demand and server loads have forced their hand and thus the update and redesign.. good idea! Users of the service will find maps to be front and center in the new UI with a World map and USA map featured prominently on the home page. Clicking a map brings up more detail where users can then obtain detailed information on recent events. The “Earthquake Center” section has information on the latest earthquakes, past earthquakes, and earthquake lists and statistics. ShakeMaps, RSS feeds, seismogram displays and other real-time products can also be found here.  Check it out at http://earthquake.usgs.gov -- for more information about the new application you can see the announcement at http://www.gisuser.com/content/view/8061/

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