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Quake Watch 2010

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posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 03:48 AM
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Originally posted by muzzy
reply to post by PuterMan
 


You haven't got any details behind the kml Placemarks

I know its hard labour
I find the NZ Geonet downloads are easy to work with as their csv file break down into columns, but the USGS/NEIR data comes in text format with commas and it takes a bit of jiggling around in Excel to get it into columns so you can convert to kml.

[edit on 17-6-2010 by muzzy]


Puterman will probably confirm this but if the text file has data separated by commas then you will be able to open it in Excel as a CSV, simply save the text file as csv instead of txt. Hope this speeds things up




posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 04:11 AM
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Yeah, the activity sure is spreading further out towards the north and south of those faults. There's been a recent 4.7 further south on the fault in the Gulf of California... and there have been more and higher mag Alaska shakes in the last 48 hours too (hmm could this be demonstrated/disproved up by a chart?
*cough*)?

MAP 4.7 2010/06/17 07:12:41 24.391 -108.964 10.0 GULF OF CALIFORNIA



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 04:48 AM
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Originally posted by muzzy
reply to post by PuterMan
 

You haven't got any details behind the kml Placemarks

I know its hard labour


Where did you get the co-ordinates data from?


Can you imagine 10,600 lumps of text on the screen?? I turned the text detail off, but I can turn it on - it is simply a matter of picking a different menu item in my Quake Data program.

All the data cam from the USGS 1.0+ quakes that I download every 5 minutes using the QuakeData service which grabs USGS data, Iceland plots, Iceland trmor graphs and web cam pics - or basically anything you want to set up. [End of blatant advert]

So here is the file with text

This has a shortened Mag and Date.

If there is a method of keeping the text hidden so it only pops up when you hover then I would do that, but I don't know how you set that up and I find the KML developers guide almost as bad as Microsoft help files - i.e. 1 point above useless. If this can be done I can put the full info in.

BTW there are 10,752 items in this set now.

Edit to say: I am soon going to be adding EMSC and NZ data to the collection - and therefore KML capabilities of my program. You can go to the event in GE either directly above or in tilt view, or create these 'groups' of quakes. I notice you use translucent bubbles - are these your own or a GE png?

[edit on 17/6/2010 by PuterMan]



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 08:39 AM
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Will have to see if any of my friends up north felt this! Only about 300 miles off Auckland. Deep though.

Magnitude 6.0

Date-Time

* Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 13:06:45 UTC
* Friday, June 18, 2010 at 01:06:45 AM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 33.065°S, 179.817°E
Depth 156.1 km (97.0 miles)
Region SOUTH OF THE KERMADEC ISLANDS

Distances 220 km (135 miles) SSW of L'Esperance Rock, Kermadec Islands
475 km (295 miles) SSW of Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands
625 km (390 miles) NE of Auckland, New Zealand
1020 km (630 miles) NNE of WELLINGTON, New Zealand

[edit on 17-6-2010 by MoorfNZ]



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 09:38 AM
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Still rumbling away in California and now Washington

3.3 2010/06/17 14:23:34 32.712 -115.977 3.3 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
3.6 2010/06/17 14:23:24 46.116 -120.751 0.9 WASHINGTON
3.0 2010/06/17 14:22:59 32.690 -115.888 5.5 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 10:16 AM
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Originally posted by marmitenews
Still rumbling away in California and now Washington

3.3 2010/06/17 14:23:34 32.712 -115.977 3.3 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
3.6 2010/06/17 14:23:24 46.116 -120.751 0.9 WASHINGTON
3.0 2010/06/17 14:22:59 32.690 -115.888 5.5 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA


That Washington one has been upgraded to a 4.2

Magnitude 4.2

Date-Time

* Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 14:23:24 UTC
* Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 07:23:24 AM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 46.118°N, 120.745°W
Depth 2.2 km (1.4 miles) set by location program
Region WASHINGTON
Distances

* 31 km (19 miles) S (186°) from White Swan, WA
* 34 km (21 miles) N (10°) from Goldendale, WA
* 35 km (22 miles) SSW (206°) from Harrah, WA
* 154 km (95 miles) ENE (69°) from Vancouver, WA



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 11:39 AM
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Can you imagine 10,600 lumps of text on the screen?? I turned the text detail off, but I can turn it on - it is simply a matter of picking a different menu item in my Quake Data program.

Yeah it can look messy, although once you have downloaded the file and have it on GE you can change what is shown by right clicking the file in the sidebar and select Properties/Style,Color. This will only work if the info is there in the first place. You can alter the opacity and change icons too. This is how I got different colours for my icons on my NZ files, by breaking them down into magnitudes on the original csv file, then once altered in GE then saving the file uner a new name with all the alterations.

All the data cam from the USGS 1.0+ quakes that I download every 5 minutes using the QuakeData service which grabs USGS data, Iceland plots, Iceland trmor graphs and web cam pics - or basically anything you want to set up. [End of blatant advert]

I had a look at your programme a few months ago but couldn't grasp what was going on, I'll have to have a closer look over the weekend

So here is the file with text
This has a shortened Mag and Date.
If there is a method of keeping the text hidden so it only pops up when you hover then I would do that, but I don't know how you set that up and I find the KML developers guide almost as bad as Microsoft help files - i.e. 1 point above useless. If this can be done I can put the full info in.

I use GPS Visualiser to create my KML files, that programme lets you select what you see, such as the hover option. I don't know that GPSVis would be much use to you though as you are creating the files automatically?

BTW there are 10,752 items in this set now.
Edit to say: I am soon going to be adding EMSC and NZ data to the collection - and therefore KML capabilities of my program. You can go to the event in GE either directly above or in tilt view, or create these 'groups' of quakes. I notice you use translucent bubbles - are these your own or a GE png?

That will be great. I noticed the other day Geonet are offering KML files now, but I can't get them to open, there is some error in their html, I think they are still ironing out the problems, the whole Search application has siezed up since the 14th June. I sent them a e-mail last night to ask what the heck is going on?
Both USGS and Geonet seem to do their GE or jpg map graphics based on depth, which I dislike, I prefer to see the magnitudes based on colour.
I mentioned the translucent (opacity) thing above, its also an option on GPS Visualiser application. The "bubble" I used is a GE icon I got off the Google files on my computer, although it doesn't show on the Icon popup window when you are in Properties inside the GE file itself. maps.google.com...


Edit: I had a play with your file once it was on my GE.
baja kml altered
Using Properties on the side bar I made;
the icons into my bubble (icon26)
reduced the scale to 0.5
made the colour orange
reduced the opacity of the icon to 50%
made the opacity of the Label 0%
made the Main Quake Pink colour and 1.0 scale so it stands out

You can still click on an event on the map and it will highlight on the Sidebar or vise versa if you double left click an item on the Sidebar to start things off. (click on the + beside the file name to see the list)
But I can't break the data down into magnitudes and give them different colours unless I have the csv file to start with. I used to have a kml/csv converter programme on my computer but I deleted it recently as I rarely used it.



[edit on 17-6-2010 by muzzy]



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 12:09 PM
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3.9 2010/06/17 16:35:45 51.407 -177.477 41.5 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
5.2 2010/06/17 16:35:33 -1.220 123.702 20.4 SULAWESI, INDONESIA
2.8 2010/06/17 16:04:21 64.936 -149.091 0.0 CENTRAL ALASKA

earthquake.usgs.gov...



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 12:14 PM
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Hmm I wonder is St helens wants to wake up a bit. I'm kind of sad that I'm under 90 miles from that 4.2 quake and I didnt feel it at all. Sleeping like a baby I guess.



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 01:14 PM
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Hi Muzzy, I will take a look at yours. We have both been working on this. The program can now output the quakes with a different colour for each magnitude and the dots are scaled according to magnitude as well.

While I take a look at your efforts, take a look at mine

I still have not sussed how USGS are not showing the text until you hover which is what I want, but I can't find it anywhere.

When you look at my new file you will see there is a mass of blue (under 3.0) and all the rest is concentrated. It is quite an intere4sting pattern.

Until I can get a legend sorted out the colours are as follows:




I had a look at your programme a few months ago but couldn't grasp what was going on, I'll have to have a closer look over the weekend


I will have to send you a link to the new one as the current one on my website does not do all of this. I am getting towards the end of a MASSIVE upgrade, but I think I could send it out as it is. We may have to resort to email if there are problems! I will u2u you the link when it is done which will probably be tomorrow for me now so Saturday morning for you.


I mentioned the translucent (opacity) thing above, its also an option on GPS Visualiser application


I have cracked how the icons work so I can design some better ones later. It might be an idea to come up with colours that match USGS (or not!) What do you think?

Take a look at 365 days of quakes 1.0+ for JDF/NCal as well with the new program.

[edit on 17/6/2010 by PuterMan]



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 01:15 PM
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2.8 2010/06/17 17:33:02 32.697 -115.943 0.0 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
3.2 2010/06/17 17:08:13 66.046 -148.275 11.0 NORTHERN ALASKA
2.8 2010/06/17 16:59:32 66.048 -148.310 6.5 NORTHERN ALASKA
2.5 2010/06/17 16:55:12 66.031 -148.339 8.4 NORTHERN ALASKA

earthquake.usgs.gov...



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 02:54 PM
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yeah thats better


u2u

I never seen that before, just clicked on it and I had 10 messages


I'm not sure why the networks base their icons on depth ( or time). While depth is obviously important anyone who looks in regularily already knows the usual depths in any particular area anyway, what I like to see is magnitude shown more precisely, thats why I went for the colour coding on my NZ Earthquake Blog because once you get more than 50 quakes on a single file it starts to get all blurry.

An hour ago I did a USGS/NEIC Search Baja 4+ and using the GPS Visualiser application I use for NZ Historic quakes came up with this.
baja 4+ aftershocks kml

I wrote a few paragraphs on how I did it and when I clicked the reply button lost it all because ATS went into maintenance mode



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 02:57 PM
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I think I have a work around for the labels

By setting them to scale 0.5 they only appear when close up but are still in the side bar. I eventually sussed the LabelStyle has to be in the same style as the IconStyle - suppose that makes sense!

Try this version for size and see what you think.

Just flown your file - Oooo scary crash into the fields when it starts!!!

I will sort that program out for you today/tomorrow. It won't have NZ in it by then as I am working on Iceland at present.

[edit on 17/6/2010 by PuterMan]



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 10:21 PM
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na i can't see the labels at all, even zooming in down to 5 metres



I think that fast zoom in close on my baja 4+ is due to setting the initial center on the main shock and I didn't give it a height range ( m above target)

I have some files that wander about and then end up centering in the middle of Ghana



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 10:58 PM
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I had a look on Geonets Shaking Map for this event and there were 2 reports from Auckland .............. and 2 from Wellington

I often wonder about the accuracy of these reports, come on now, felt in Wellington?


The Australians put the Felt range at 458km (approx) , Wellington is 1015km from the epi-centre


Aus report



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 04:09 AM
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Wow, thank you so much
I've read some, busy with the rest, honestly most goes over my head ...

I imagine that part of the secrecy would be related to mineral rights etc, which are all taken quite seriously here, obviously.

I knew about the "impact" near Vredevort, i think i need to go visit.



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 05:07 AM
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Originally posted by muzzy
reply to post by PuterMan
 

I have some files that wander about and then end up centering in the middle of Ghana


I usually find that happens when the spread of latitude longitude is too big to fit as in for example if you have all your points around Chile but accidentally have one in America (happens if I forget to filter). It does then seem to centre around Ghana.

Now we know where the centre of the world is!!

I will play with the label sizes. I found they do come up on mine when I get right in close.



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 11:53 AM
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OK the KMZ file for the 'groups' of quakes is sorted now and functions as it should. The 2.0 have been split into 2.0 and 1.0 with the colours being 2.0-2.999=skyblue as before and 1.0-1.999=grey. The 3.0-3.999 colour has changed to orange.

Here is the KMZ file for Baja to today all functioning correctly. There are a small number under 11,000 quakes!

Edit: Release got a bit delayed as this took some time to work out.

Another edit: JDF-NCAL plate area over past 365 days re-done with the new corrected styles.


[edit on 18/6/2010 by PuterMan]



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 01:59 PM
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well done, looks like you have cracked it

A Star for you.

The labels show up when you hover, and if you click on an icon the same event is highlighted in the list.

Are you going to try and get the full details of each event to show in a popup tag as well?

My GE has a hand as a curser when I have your files open, is this something you did when creating the files? I prefer an arrow, but thats just me.


FWIW When I was doing mine I got bored with the circle icons and went 3D earlier this year, and also went to using Google Maps i-frames when posting on my blogs, but you can still get the kml off the "view larger map" option and click on view in GE. So you can build a weeks or months events to view on GE all at once if you want to.

[edit on 18-6-2010 by muzzy]



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 02:13 PM
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This event is dominating the Live Internet Seismic Server at the moment


Magnitude 5.9
Date-Time

* Friday, June 18, 2010 at 02:23:08 UTC
* Friday, June 18, 2010 at 02:23:08 PM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 44.533°N, 148.634°E
Depth 48.1 km (29.9 miles)
Region KURIL ISLANDS
Distances 100 km (60 miles) SE of Kuril'sk, Kuril Islands
385 km (240 miles) ENE of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan
475 km (295 miles) ENE of Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan
7170 km (4450 miles) NE of MOSCOW, Russia 1
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 8.9 km (5.5 miles); depth +/- 8.1 km (5.0 miles)
Parameters NST=140, Nph=140, Dmin=484.5 km, Rmss=1.04 sec, Gp= 86°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source * USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2010xraf

just one aftershock on USGS
Magnitude 4.9
Date-Time

* Friday, June 18, 2010 at 17:12:08 UTC
* Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 05:12:08 AM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 44.363°N, 148.739°E
Depth 65.8 km (40.9 miles)
Region KURIL ISLANDS
Distances 120 km (75 miles) SE of Kuril'sk, Kuril Islands
385 km (240 miles) ENE of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan
475 km (295 miles) ENE of Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan
7185 km (4460 miles) NE of MOSCOW, Russia 1
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 43.5 km (27.0 miles); depth +/- 24.1 km (15.0 miles)
Parameters NST= 17, Nph= 20, Dmin=492 km, Rmss=0.95 sec, Gp=191°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=6
Source * USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2010xrbs

the Russians had it at 6.1 mb and 6.2MS and an aftershock at 2010-06-18 02:31:40.9 Lat:44.38 Long: 148.71 of 4.0mb
www.ceme.gsras.ru...

[edit on 18-6-2010 by muzzy]



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