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Actually I did not forget to add a link. That data - as with all data I post on earthquakes, comes from my own SQL database. Now I suppose you could say that originally the data may have come from USGS, or perhaps EMSC, or maybe GeoNet, or possibly one of 2 or 3 dozen other sources but - well I can't exactly quote that lot can I.
I can certainly add some text to that effect on posts if that is what you wish me to do - something along the lines of "Data sources from USGS et al"?
I think you might find if you frequent the earthquake threads regularly (this was a one off) that to do so on every single post would create unnecessary additional text. Every earthquake listing that DOES come from an external source has no attribution, but then on the other hand there is no copyright issue here as this is public domain information being government sourced. Maybe this is something that should be discussed by the Admins and some sort of ruling on the matter reached.
In the meantime, perhaps you would consider removing the erroneous edit and restoring the post as it was, with if you so desire, the addition of "Source: USGS and other public listings"
* This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
* Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 17:08:57 UTC
* Monday, March 21, 2011 at 03:08:57 AM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 37.152°N, 143.845°E
Depth 34.8 km (21.6 miles)
Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances 263 km (163 miles) E of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
288 km (178 miles) ESE of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
306 km (190 miles) ESE of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
401 km (249 miles) ENE of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 18 km (11.2 miles); depth +/- 1.6 km (1.0 miles)
Parameters NST=267, Nph=268, Dmin=507.6 km, Rmss=0.71 sec, Gp=119°,
M-type="moment" magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=9
* USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc00027jb
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
New Site Tag For Quoting External Sources
From now on, please use the new quoting tag specific to external content sources.
Surround your snippet and link to an external source with these new tags:
[ex] --> Begin external source content
[/ex] --> End external source content
Originally posted by filosophia
well I was accused of plaigarising my own work so I could really care less about these ever changing laws. I'm creative enough to come up with my own work, and when someone accuses me of plagiarism I get pissy
Originally posted by Springer
reply to post by PuterMan
Yes the data should be in "ex" tags if it's from another site.
Thanx for your quick response...where and what are the "ex tags" ...i havent been a member for very long.Meaning when i'm in a link,where and when do i access the ex tags?
Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
reply to post by blocula
when quoting outside sources, use the "ex" tags.
external source content
hope this helps