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Near-real-time map of Japan quake aftershocks

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March 11, 2011
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Researchers have created a near-real-time map of the aftershocks occurring globally following the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that rocked Japan Friday.

Screenshot of map of near-real-time aftershocks from the Japan quake.
Credit: Image courtesy of Texas Tech

Researchers at Texas Tech's Center for Geospatial Technologies have created a near-real-time map of the aftershocks occurring globally following the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that rocked Japan Friday.

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Kevin Mulligan, director of the center, said the map was developed today following a lack of new information presented on major news outlets. The map connects to near-real-time remote feeds from the United States Geological Survey's Earthquake Hazards Center and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Tsunami Warning Center.

"This map is a dynamic map surface that shows the distribution of recent earthquakes from a USGS live remote feed," Mulligan said.

"It provides map information, satellite imagery and location of recent earthquakes. As part of this major earthquake, there are hundreds of aftershocks that follow."

The map site can be viewed at mapserver.gis.ttu.edu/japanquake/.

For more on the Center for Geospatial Technology, visit www.gis.ttu.edu/center/.


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The above story is based on materials provided by Texas Tech. The original article was written by John Davis. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


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