March 14, 2011
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.
Kevin Mulligan, director of the center, said the map was developed today following a lack of new information presented on major news outlets. The Earthquake Viewer connects to near-real-time remote feeds from the United States Geological Survey’s Earthquake Hazards Program.
“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.”