Watch Earthquakes As They Occur

Keep tabs on current seismicity with IRIS's Seismic Monitor. This fact sheet provides an introduction to an interactive display of global seismicity that allows users to monitor earthquakes in near real-time, view records of ground motion, learn about earthquakes, and visit seismic stations around the world.


Keypoints:

  • Current seismicity displayed (in near-real-time) on a map
  • View global topography and seismicity
  • Get seismograms for events that have occured within the last two weeks
  • Visit seismic stations to get information on the geology of the area, the type of seismometer being used, and contact information. Some stations have a photo available.

 

Requesting Fact Sheets:

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