Earthquake Map Now Available on OTN

A map showing earthquakes around the world can now be accessed freely on the OTN Hub. Using data from US Geological Survey, it allows users to view earthquakes with a magnitude of 4.5 or higher on the Richter Scale that happened in the past day, week and month. Further details such as precise location, magnitude time and depth can be viewed by clicking on any point of the affected area.

Figure 1. Earthquake details (link)

With seismic activity still wreaking havoc in the earthquake-prone zone around the Pacific Ocean known as the Ring of Fire, having access to timely and accurate information is crucial for citizens and especially rescuers. OTN knows from the experience of its Liberec pilot that transport infrastructure and natural disaster data, when overlaid, can help emergency services reach people in the affected areas more quickly. The project therefore hopes that its small contribution in the form of earthquake map will help people in natural disaster-prone zones make better planning decisions when the force majeure happens. 

OTN Hub provides tools including easier APIs and GUI for accessing and analysing geospatial data. As well as creating map compositions, you can also store metadata in appropriate format compliant with INSPIRE specifications, create metadata for easy data discovery, evaluation and access, and share specific information about your area, such as traffic volume, land use and tourism. OTN consnstantly adds new data and services to its Hub so do call again soon or subscribe to our newsletter to keep abreast of the latest developments.

Publication Date: 
Friday, April 22, 2016