Texas Tech creates near-real-time map of Japan quake aftershocks - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Texas Tech creates near-real-time map of Japan quake aftershocks

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Researchers at Texas Tech University'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 map connects to near-real-time remote feeds from the United States Geological Survey's Earthquake Hazards Center and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Tsunami Warning Center.

"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."

[Click here to view the map site at mapserver.gis.ttu.edu/japanquake/]

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