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Earthquake information easy to access with new site
by Tribune Staff
Oct 30, 2010 | 487 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — In case of an earthquake, where are you going to look for information? Try the new Nevada Seismological Laboratory (NSL) website at www.seismo.unr.edu. The updated website not only offers visitors what there is to know about quakes when they happen, but also information to help them be prepared and stay safe. 

The NSL, a research and public service division within Nevada’s College of Science operates the statewide seismic network. The site’s “Earthquake Info” page presents the latest data on an interactive Google map. Earthquakes in Nevada and eastern California are posted within seconds of their occurrence. 

Site visitors will find information vital to scientists or to someone simply curious about earthquakes. One can also delve into current research projects by faculty and students of the NSL, ranging from earthquake science, to geothermal exploration and even climate studies. 

“There are several reasons the new website is important,” said Gabe Plank, programmer and seismic analyst for the Nevada Seismological Lab. “Most importantly, our mission includes public service, and now people in the community can easily access information from the site. The public loves seismology, especially in Nevada. The new website fulfills our obligation to them.” 

Using the new website, the seismological lab can distribute earthquake locations and other real-time analyses from a network of hundreds of seismic stations in the Nevada and eastern California region. It also serves as a repository and a point of exchange for information on earthquake activity in Nevada and adjoining states. 
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