Seismic Monitor allows you to monitor global earthquakes in near real-time, visit seismic stations around the world, and search the web for earthquake or region-related information. You can also view seismograms and request data and access a suite of data products through Seismic Monitor. Earthquakes are shown as colored circles, where the size of the circle tells you the magnitude of the quake, using the legend at the top left of the map. Only earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or greater are displayed. The age of earthquake is indicated (last 24 hours to the past two weeks) is indicated by the circles color.
- Earthquakes are a natural, regularly occuring part of the Earth System.
- Earthquakes occur all over the globe, including under the oceans.
- Earthquakes provide evidence that Earth's rigid outer shell is broken into units called tectonic plates.
- Different regions of Earth have differing rates of seismicity and quake magnitude.
- Provides event specific access to a suite of IRIS data products such as EQ Energy Ground Motion Visualizations Moment Tensors, and Back Projections.