Friday, March 18, 2011

New app displays the latest earthquakes worldwide

March 18, 2011 

Latest earthquake in Japan as of 1:48 a.m. PDT, 3/18, a magnitude 5.5 (credit: A. Angelica)

Earthquake Lite, a free iPhone/Android app, displays global seismic activity and lists of events that you can filter by location, magnitude, and time, writes blogger Bob Tedeschi.

For example, the app listed nine significant tremors near Japan’s east coast, and one in western China for the week of March 14. You can sort the list according to magnitude, date, and location of the earthquake using free USGS data, and drill down to see the epicenter and more details.

iPhone users of the paid version can receive notifications of any tremor registering 6.0 or more on the Richter scale.

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