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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
Link: DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE
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.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION > USER'S GUIDE
Description: Download the ShakeCast user guide.

ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
ENVIRONMENT


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.


Keywords
Earthquake
Earthquake Notification
Impacts
Automatic Notifications


Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
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


DAVID J. WALD
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 303-273-8441
Fax: 626-583-7827
Email: wald at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Geology Division
P.O. Box 25046
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225-0046
Country: USA


KUO-WAN LIN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 303-273-8563
Email: klin at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Geology Division
P.O. Box 25046
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225-0046
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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