USGS Launches Real Time Earthquake Prediction Map

The US Geological Survey has rolled out a new, online, real-time earthquake prediction map for California showing the probability of earthquake shaking over the next 24-hours. The new online map shows a clickable map of all of California, and is based on previous earthquake sequences. The system uses seismic information networks combined with known patterns of aftershocks to show the probability of additional shaking in the next 24 hours. The USGS said that the new pages are based out of research published by its scientists in the journal Nature, in conjunction with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, and the U. S. Geological Survey in California, with funding from the Southern California Earthquake Center, ETH, and the USGS. More information »