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Monday, September 27, 2010
Google Gadget for monitoring earthquakes (USGS source)
This gadget will allow you to subscribe to the US Geological Survey (USGS) real-time, worldwide earthquake list. It shows the latest magnitude 1 and above earthquakes for the past day as color coded (by depth and age) icons with tool tips on a Google Maps backdrop - the older the earthquake, the more translucent the icon will look.
The gadget has a list tab which displays the earthquake information as a text list with hyperlinks for more details - the list can be sorted by the earthquake magnitude, depth as well as the date-time. Using the list, you can easily find and locate the largest, the latest or the deepest earthquakes for the past day.
You can leave this gadget on the screen and it will update itself as it receives the latest feed. Upon receiving the data, it will automatically zoom to the latest earthquake epicenter. Clicking on an earthquake icon will bring up more information about the earthquake from the USGS site.