Latest Significant Earthquakes
Be alerted about the Latest EMSC Significant Earthquakes!
The Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre proposes an innovative browser extension that displays only the earthquakes that matter to people. Each year 97% of the earthquakes around the world are detected only by instruments. About 1000 earthquakes are of interest to the general public because they are felt. This service is based on the EMSC seismic rapid detection tools and monitored by seismologists.
The EMSC is a non-profit scientific organization created in 1975 which federates 84 institutes from 55 different countries. It offers rapid earthquake information to the public and international organizations.
The EMSC aims to reach the eyewitnesses and encourage them to fill in their earthquake questionnaire and send pictures that can be shared with all the citizens.
The EMSC browser extension is based on the significant earthquakes (i.e. known to be felt and/or potentially damaging) detected by the EMSC. It proposes several features that allow the users to be notified in case of a new significant earthquake:
- A list, available via the button added to the browsing bar, shows the latest significant earthquakes and is updated in real time.
- A thin thumbnail is always visible on your browser that shows the latest significant earthquakes. The user can set the position of the thumbnail on his browser.
- A click on the thumbnail leads to the web page dedicated to this earthquake.
- The user can be notified of a new significant earthquake by an audible or a visual notification. These notifications can be tested and activated/deactivated via the “Settings” panel available via the button in browsing bar.