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USGS National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC): Earthquake Notification Services
Entry ID: NEIC-Subscrip-00
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Summary
Abstract: (Adapted from NEIC Earthquake Notification Services web page)

The United States Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center
(USGS/NEIC) offers products and services related to earthquakes and seismicity.
The NEIC offers a notification service called BIGQUAKE. Subscribers to
BIGQUAKE can receive a message whenever an earthquake is reviewed by the duty
geophysicist that has a magnitude of 5.5 or greater anywhere in the world or a
magnitude of 4.5 or greater within the 50 US states,excluding the Aleutian
Islands of Alaska. The speed of review is somewhat variable, but in most cases
a magnitude 6.5 or greater event anywhere in the world or a magnitude 4.5 or
greater event within the contiguous US is reviewed within a few hours of its
occurrence. Other events meeting the big quake criteria are reviewed within one
or two days. The subject line of each big quake message contains key earthquake
parameters so that pagers and cell phones may be used to receive these
messages.

Subscribers to QEDPOST can receive a daily message of the earthquakes located 7
days behind the current day taken from their Quick Epicenter Determinations
(QED) listing. It is a preliminary publication and typically contains 10-30
events per day.

Subscribers to MTALL can receive a message that contains the estimate of the
seismic moment tensor for earthquakes with either a body-wave magnitude (mb) or
surface-wave magnitude (MS) of 5.5 or greater.

Related URL
Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: The USGS National Earthquake Information Center World Data Center
for Seismology contains information, data, and links related to
earthquakes and seismic activities.
Service Citation
Originators: USGS
Title: USGS National Earthquake Information Center
Provider: USGS
URL: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/ens/
ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Service Provider
Earthquake Center, Earthquake Hazards Program, Geological Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior

Service Provider Personnel
Name: DAVID APPLEGATE
Phone: 703-648-6714
Email: applegate at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS/Earthquake Hazards Program
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 905
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Electronic
Distribution_Size: various
Fees: Free
Personnel
USGS EARTHQUAKE NOTIFICATION SERVICE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: ensadmin at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS
Earthquake Hazards Program
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 905
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA

TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2000-01-19
SERF Last Revision Date: 2006-03-27
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