This page shows frequently asked questions for the earthquake.report website.
To make the page load quicker, earthquakes with a magnitude less than 2.5 are not available for the week and month options.
This happens when high resolution Google Maps imagery is not available (i.e. oceans and some foreign countries). Please zoom the map out a few clicks with the "-" button in the bottom right corner and the Google Maps imagery will appear.
This was a design choice for screen sizes less than 960 pixels. To get a map of any earthquake in the timeline, please use the "More Info" link and see the USGS-provided map.
This was a design choice for mobile. These options give too much data to look through on a mobile device.
This means the earthquake epicenter was above ground, usually within a mountainous region.
MMI is the maximally estimated intensity for the earthquake. It is a value between 0 and 10. Intensity measures the severity of the earthquake in terms of its effects on the earth's surface and on humans and their structures. There are many intensities for an earthquake, depending on where you are, unlike the magnitude, which is one number for each earthquake. MMI is the maximum of these intensities.
This is the total number of felt reports submitted to the USGS "Did You Feel It?" system.
See the USGS GeoJSON Summary Format page.
The USGS timeline only reports the largest earthquakes from non-United States countries, and usually with a significant delay. Additional data sources beside USGS may be added in the future to fix this.
USGS stands for the United States Geological Survey.
No, you have to press refresh.
Yes, Earthquake Monitor is also my creation.
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Although this service tries its best, earthquake.report is presented with no warranty or guarantee of accurate information.
Although rare, the timeline from USGS may be subject to unannounced downtime.
If you try to scrape the content of earthquake.report with a computer program, you will be banned.