So you spotted a new quake event in GEE
, and you feel like you have an estimate on the magnitude?
Then post it here, before the USGS or any other source, and we can all learn together how to estimate magnitudes! Be right, be wrong, be close. We
don't care here! But if it is already listed, DO NOT POST IT HERE. Need help with GEE? Then go to the
FORMAT FOR REPORTING:
Coordinated Universal Time/Date (UTC):
Rough Geographic Area (RGA):
Estimated Magnitude Range (EMR):
UTC: 20:30 12/22/12
RGA: California, Oregon Area
EMR: 9.6 to 9.9
Edit: was a 10.0 (with a link to the quake after it is reported.)
See? EASY. You get a .3 spread on the magnitude range, to make this tougher to guess the right magnitude, which you will know shortly by watching the
recent quakes and other service lists. Be sure to edit your
post with the actual reported magnitude.
From now on I will break all incoming earthquake news for ONLY EVENTS THAT I SPOT, along with my magnitude estimates here, in this thread. And you can
So if you see the INCOMING! thread pop up, be sure to check it. Because this thread will break some earthquake news faster than any other source on
the planet! Faster than USGS, faster than EMSC, faster than Global CMT, and faster than, ehem, all other ATSers!
All it takes is we just have to be watching. The more of us that watch, the more events we can break the news on! FAST FAST FAST. Some are not
interested in fast, and hey, whatever!
But I think it is VERY COOL that we, as amateurs in this can get close in magnitude estimates up to ten minutes or more before the USGS or other
networks list the quakes! That is just rad, man!
PLEASE do not post trite, irrelevant comments in this thread. I want this thread to become known as the thread that hey, when it pops up, there has
been a quake, and nowhere else period can you get that information (for the next few minutes) until the services list the quake.
Before you bump this thread with your comment, ask yourself are you bumping this thread with a magnitude estimate for an event you saw in GEE or
another program? NO? THEN DON'T COMMENT. That simple. Don't like this thread? Great, that's fine, but don't ruin my thread with trite comments
about it. I don't care! I want quake events seen in GEE or other programs in near real time, with your attached guess on its magnitude.
OFF TOPIC POSTS WILL BE REPORTED. I am serious about keeping this thread clean, so it has some value when it pops up. Want to talk to me about it,
then U2U me your comment!