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Current Earthquakes

These sites may be slow after a major seismic event. Be ready to try alternative sites on this list.
World Quake Map
See the globe at a glance. This convenient map from the National Earthquake Information Center shows only major events. If it's slow, try the other world maps listed below.
United States Earthquakes
Instant access to all 50 states and Puerto Rico, from the U.S. Geological Survey. Click anywhere for a closeup map of that area.
Earthquake Notification Service
Teh U.S. Geological Survey will send you e-mail whenever a significant earthquake occurs.
Alaska Earthquakes
The Alaska Earthquake Information Center server may be less busy than the USGS site.
California-Nevada Earthquakes
This USGS site shows events in both states within 5 minutes of significant quakes. If it's slow try the mirror sites in Pasadena or the SCEC.
California: Real-Time Aftershock Forecast for the Next 24 Hours
This US Geological Survey map should be very handy immediately after a major California earthquake.
Canada Earthquakes
This map from the Geological Survey Canada is updated every hour.
Central United States Earthquakes
Events from the Great Plains to Florida and the Eastern Seaboard, from the Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI) in Memphis. Try it if the USGS server is slow.
Los Angeles Earthquakes
Updated 5 minutes after significant quakes, this map lets you zoom in on any event. Mirrored at the SCEC.
Live Internet Seismic Server
Live seismograms from 34 stations around the world are the closest you can get to the shaking.
Northern California Current Seismograms
Fresh every 15 minutes from the Berkeley Digital Seismic Network of northern California.
Report an Earthquake
The U.S. Geological Survey collects your reports of how a quake felt at your location—just enter it at this site!
San Francisco Earthquakes
San Francisco area events are shown here 5 minutes later, also mirrored in Southern California and Yahoo!.
World Earthquakes Plus Live Seismograms
A world map updated every ten minutes, plus live telemetry from seismographs around the globe. Hosted by the U.S. Geological Survey office in Albuquerque, it may be a better choice if other sites are slow.
World Seismic Monitor (IRIS)
A live world map showing recent events with easy access to seismic station records. Includes a handy link to Google News. This IRIS site is perfect for the hard-core user.

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