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ShakeCast - An Application for Automating ShakeMap Delivery to Critical Users and Facilitating Notification of Shaking Levels
Entry ID: USGS_ShakeCast


Summary
Abstract: ShakeCast is a freely available, post-earthquake situational awareness application that automatically retrieves earthquake shaking data from ShakeMap, compares intensity measures against users' facilities, and generates potential damage assessment notifications, facility damage maps, and other Web-based products for emergency managers and responders.
Related URL
Description: Information on how to download ShakeCast. Setting up your own cloud-base ShakeCast instance requires you to get an inexpensive (free for the first year) Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud services account. Once set up with an AWS account, copying the ShakeCast software disk image ("instance") requires a quick electronic approval from the USGS ShakeCast team.

Description: Download the ShakeCast user guide.
Service Citation
Edition: 3.0
Service Keywords
DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION >VISUALIZATION/IMAGE PROCESSING Parameter Definition
ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORIES >GEOLOGICAL ADVISORIES >EARTHQUAKES Parameter Definition
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Quality The ShakeCast software is provided on an "as is" basis. Attempts have been made to rid the program of software defects and bugs, however the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has no obligations to provide maintenance, support, updates, enhancements or modifications. In no event shall USGS be liable to any party for direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, including lost profits, arising out of the use of this software, its documentation, or data obtained though the use of this software. By downloading, installing or using this program, the user acknowledges and understands the purpose and limitations of this software.
Access Constraints Setting up your own cloud-base ShakeCast instance requires you to get an inexpensive (free for the first year) Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud services account. Once set up with an AWS account, copying the ShakeCast software disk image ("instance") requires a quick electronic approval from the USGS ShakeCast team.
Service Provider
DOI/USGS/GD/EHP > Earthquake Hazards Program, Geological Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/

Service Provider Personnel
Name: EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS PROGRAM OFFICE
Contact Address:
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 905
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-851-8113
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
5700 Rivertech Court
City: Riverdale
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20737
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2008-04-08
SERF Last Revision Date: 2018-05-31


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