Overview

Earthquake records from around the world collected from the United States Geological Survey. Important details about the earthquake such as distance, gap, magnitude, depth and significance are included to properly describe the earthquake. Additionally, data about exact geological coordinates and a relative description of the earthquake's location is included. The earthquakes collected are from the past month.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/

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Index Type Example Value
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Key Type Example Value Comment
"magnitude" float 1.43 Earthquake magnitude is a measure of the size of an earthquake at its source. It is a logarithmic measure. At the same distance from the earthquake, the amplitude of the seismic waves from which the magnitude is determined are approximately 10 times as large during a magnitude 5 earthquake as during a magnitude 4 earthquake. The total amount of energy released by the earthquake usually goes up by a larger factor; for many commonly used magnitude types, the total energy of an average earthquake goes up by a factor of approximately 32 for each unit increase in magnitude. Typically ranges from -1 (very tiny) to 10 (incredibly powerful).
"significance" int 31 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event. This value is determined on a number of factors, including magnitude, maximum MMI, felt reports, and estimated impact. Ranges from 0 to 1000.
"gap" float 122.0 In general, the smaller this number, the more reliable is the calculated horizontal position of the earthquake. Specifically, this means the largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees). Earthquake locations in which the azimuthal gap exceeds 180 degrees typically have large location and depth uncertainties. Ranges from 0 to 180.
Key Type Example Value Comment
"distance" float 0.1034 The rough distance that this earthquake occurred away from the reporting station, measured in degrees between. 1 degree is approximately 111.2 kilometers. In general, the smaller this number, the more reliable is the calculated depth of the earthquake. In general, this number is between 0.4-7.1.
"full" str "13km E of Livermore, California"
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"name" str "California"
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A best guess for the name of the state (or country, in some cases) that this earthquake was reported in.
"longitude" float -121.619 Decimal degrees longitude (east and west on the globe). Negative values for western latitudes. Ranges from -180 to 180.
"depth" float 15.12 Depth of the event in kilometers.
"latitude" float 37.6723333 Decimal degrees latitude (up and down on the globe). Negative values for southern latitudes. Ranges from -90 to 90.
Value Count
"31km SSW of Hawthorne, Nevada" 94
"31km SE of Janesville, California" 87
"22km E of Little Lake, CA" 74
"30km SSW of Hawthorne, Nevada" 70
"6km NW of The Geysers, California" 67
"7km ESE of Mammoth Lakes, California" 62
"22km WNW of Chester, California" 54
"31km ESE of Janesville, California" 42
"14km ESE of Anza, CA" 38
"6km WNW of The Geysers, California" 38
"23km E of Little Lake, CA" 34
"9km WNW of Cobb, California" 33
"3km SE of Mammoth Lakes, California" 33
"20km NNE of Upper Lake, California" 33
"32km SSW of Hawthorne, Nevada" 32
"15km ESE of Anza, CA" 31
"24km SE of Mammoth Lakes, California" 31
"9km NW of The Geysers, California" 28
"7km E of Mammoth Lakes, California" 26
"30km SE of Janesville, California" 26
"6km NNW of Little Lake, CA" 25
"19km NNE of Upper Lake, California" 25
"7km W of Cobb, California" 24
"13km WSW of Niland, CA" 24
"5km S of Volcano, Hawaii" 23
"30km ESE of Janesville, California" 23
"3km ESE of Mammoth Lakes, California" 21
"20km NW of Hawthorne, Nevada" 20
"32km SE of Janesville, California" 19
"39km ESE of Goldfield, Nevada" 18
"7km NW of The Geysers, California" 18
"29km SSW of Hawthorne, Nevada" 17
"25km SE of Mammoth Lakes, California" 17
"South of the Fiji Islands" 17
"South Georgia Island region" 16
"20km ESE of Anza, CA" 16
"32km ESE of Janesville, California" 16
"25km NE of Thermal, CA" 16
"12km SE of Mammoth Lakes, California" 16
"19km SE of Mammoth Lakes, California" 16
"5km NW of The Geysers, California" 14
"7km NE of San Simeon, California" 14
"5km W of Cobb, California" 14
"37km NNE of Amboy, Washington" 14
"21km NE of Soledad, California" 14
"5km WSW of Volcano, Hawaii" 13
"6km W of Cobb, California" 13
"25km ENE of Thermal, CA" 13
"68km ESE of Lakeview, Oregon" 13
"6km WNW of Cobb, California" 13
"7km WNW of The Geysers, California" 12
"10km S of Idyllwild, CA" 12
"12km WNW of Calipatria, CA" 12
"40km ESE of Goldfield, Nevada" 12
"13km SE of Mammoth Lakes, California" 12
"21km NW of Hawthorne, Nevada" 11
"17km ESE of Julian, CA" 11
"23km SW of Coalinga, California" 11
"19km NW of Hawthorne, Nevada" 11
"26km ENE of Thermal, CA" 11
"14km N of Ocotillo Wells, CA" 11
"14km SSE of Mammoth Lakes, California" 11
"7km WNW of Cobb, California" 11
"26km E of Honaunau-Napoopoo, Hawaii" 11
"2km SE of Mammoth Lakes, California" 10
"21km NNE of Upper Lake, California" 10
"24km SW of Coalinga, California" 10
"11km E of Quarry near Portola Valley, CA" 10
"14km SE of Mammoth Lakes, California" 10
"17km S of Whitehall, Montana" 10
"4km W of Cobb, California" 10
"24km ESE of Julian, CA" 10
"19km ESE of Anza, CA" 10
"3km W of Borrego Springs, CA" 10
"12km ENE of Cloverdale, California" 10
"24km ESE of Honaunau-Napoopoo, Hawaii" 10
"4km WNW of Cobb, California" 10
"4km NW of The Geysers, California" 9
"2km NNW of The Geysers, California" 9
"4km SE of The Geysers, California" 9
"22km SSE of Mammoth Lakes, California" 9
"38km ESE of Goldfield, Nevada" 9
"29km SE of Mount Hood Village, Oregon" 9
"16km NNE of Thousand Palms, CA" 9
"41km ESE of Goldfield, Nevada" 9
"5km SSE of Mammoth Lakes, California" 9
"3km W of Cobb, California" 9
"Southwest Indian Ridge" 9
"8km S of Idyllwild, CA" 9
"21km ESE of Anza, CA" 9
"7km SSE of Mammoth Lakes, California" 9
"26km NE of Thermal, CA" 8
"10km NE of Cabazon, CA" 8
"13km NNE of Old Faithful Geyser, Wyoming" 8
"58km N of Valdez, Alaska" 8
"10km SSW of Borrego Springs, CA" 8
"18km NE of Olancha, CA" 8
"22km SSW of La Quinta, CA" 8
"21km SE of Mammoth Lakes, California" 8
"1km NNE of The Geysers, California" 8
... ...
Value Count
"California" 3609
"Alaska" 2195
"Nevada" 712
"Hawaii" 225
"Washington" 171
"Puerto Rico" 156
"British Virgin Islands" 98
"Montana" 96
"Oregon" 81
"Oklahoma" 66
"Indonesia" 63
"Canada" 57
"Utah" 56
"Northern Mariana Islands" 53
"Mexico" 42
"Japan" 40
"U.S. Virgin Islands" 38
"Wyoming" 37
"Chile" 35
"New Caledonia" 32
"Dominican Republic" 31
"Papua New Guinea" 28
"Russia" 27
"Kansas" 21
"Tennessee" 20
"South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands" 20
"New Zealand" 19
"Idaho" 18
"Philippines" 18
"Fiji" 17
"South of the Fiji Islands" 17
"South Georgia Island region" 16
"Italy" 14
"Tonga" 14
"China" 14
"Peru" 14
"Tajikistan" 12
"Missouri" 12
"Argentina" 11
"Solomon Islands" 10
"Afghanistan" 10
"Kyrgyzstan" 9
"Southwest Indian Ridge" 9
"Vanuatu" 9
"Colorado" 8
"Guatemala" 6
"South Indian Ocean" 5
"Burma" 4
"South Sandwich Islands" 4
"Nicaragua" 4
"Costa Rica" 4
"Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge" 3
"Iran" 3
"Australia" 3
"Arkansas" 3
"Northern California" 3
"Portugal" 3
"Panama" 3
"Fiji region" 3
"Arizona" 3
"New Jersey" 3
"Southern East Pacific Rise" 3
"Bolivia" 3
"Illinois" 3
"Greece" 2
"Venezuela" 2
"Colombia" 2
"North of Ascension Island" 2
"Western Xizang" 2
"El Salvador" 2
"Ecuador" 2
"Japan region" 2
"India" 2
"Pacific-Antarctic Ridge" 2
"Turkey" 2
"Off the coast of Oregon" 2
"Guam" 2
"Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge" 2
"Syria" 1
"Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge" 1
"Poland" 1
"Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge" 1
"Central East Pacific Rise" 1
"New Hampshire" 1
"Virginia" 1
"Anguilla" 1
"Palau" 1
"Taiwan" 1
"New York" 1
"Uzbekistan" 1
"Mid-Indian Ridge" 1
"Pennsylvania" 1
"Georgia" 1
"Virgin Islands region" 1
"Northwest of Australia" 1
"North Carolina" 1
"Cyprus" 1
"Ohio" 1
"Azores-Cape St. Vincent Ridge" 1
"Reykjanes Ridge" 1
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Key Type Example Value Comment
"impact" dict { }
"id" str "nc72666881"
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A unique name for this earthquake.
"location" dict { }
"time" dict { }
Value Count
"ci37646688" 1
"ci37646680" 1
"ci37444655" 1
"us100068mw" 1
"nc72677391" 1
"nc72669826" 1
"ci37448767" 1
"ci37645096" 1
"nn00556337" 1
"nc72667616" 1
"nn00556847" 1
"nn00556841" 1
"nn00556843" 1
"nn00556330" 1
"nn00555405" 1
"nn00555406" 1
"ak13844767" 1
"nc72673705" 1
"nc72673700" 1
"nn00554657" 1
"nn00556391" 1
"nc72678426" 1
"ak13808958" 1
"nn00554654" 1
"nc72670965" 1
"us100068m5" 1
"nc72677641" 1
"nc72670610" 1
"us20006i5j" 1
"ci37437263" 1
"nn00554650" 1
"ak13844063" 1
"ak13844061" 1
"ismpkansas70201133" 1
"nc72684206" 1
"uw61193821" 1
"uw61173182" 1
"nn00556393" 1
"hv61355866" 1
"uw61192426" 1
"nc72681311" 1
"ak13840188" 1
"ci37437911" 1
"ci37437919" 1
"nn00555831" 1
"nn00555833" 1
"ak13841232" 1
"ak13870059" 1
"nn00555834" 1
"ak13870054" 1
"ak13870057" 1
"ak13830526" 1
"ak13870052" 1
"nc72677396" 1
"nc72682996" 1
"nc72682991" 1
"us10006a4t" 1
"nn00554009" 1
"ci37434767" 1
"nc72668571" 1
"ci37448943" 1
"us100069l9" 1
"ci37670536" 1
"nn00553909" 1
"us10006g0b" 1
"us10006e6g" 1
"nc72672885" 1
"nc72676111" 1
"nc72676116" 1
"us10006e6d" 1
"us10006fzq" 1
"nc72668791" 1
"us10006fzy" 1
"us10006eet" 1
"us100068j0" 1
"us10006g7q" 1
"ak13832242" 1
"ak13832246" 1
"ak13832248" 1
"ci37643304" 1
"uw61180472" 1
"ci37447679" 1
"ak13836557" 1
"nc72678351" 1
"ak13836555" 1
"ci37646968" 1
"nc72667681" 1
"ak13836559" 1
"nc72667686" 1
"nc72678606" 1
"ci37443991" 1
"ci37643248" 1
"ak13871873" 1
"nm60155206" 1
"uw61180292" 1
"us10006e6x" 1
"ci37445975" 1
"ak13855934" 1
"nc72666931" 1
"ak13818043" 1
... ...
Key Type Example Value Comment
"full" str "2016-07-27 00:19:43"
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"hour" int 0
"second" int 43
"month" int 7
"epoch" long 1469593183550 A number that represents the time that this earthquake occurred. Epoch's are the number of seconds since a particular date (January 1st, 1970), and are a convenient way to store date/times.
"year" int 2016
"day" int 27
"minute" int 19
Value Count
"2016-08-14 11:46:32" 2
"2016-08-19 16:37:16" 2
"2016-08-24 22:47:39" 2
"2016-08-22 02:42:29" 2
"2016-08-11 02:26:24" 2
"2016-08-13 00:08:25" 2
"2016-08-02 15:21:03" 2
"2016-08-05 18:01:36" 2
"2016-08-16 11:44:52" 2
"2016-08-01 21:45:29" 2
"2016-08-23 06:23:05" 2
"2016-08-13 02:25:54" 2
"2016-08-01 14:57:37" 2
"2016-08-03 13:04:15" 2
"2016-08-03 12:29:01" 2
"2016-07-27 20:34:48" 2
"2016-08-22 15:22:45" 2
"2016-08-15 06:12:29" 2
"2016-08-03 07:11:55" 2
"2016-08-01 10:13:57" 2
"2016-07-28 19:31:39" 2
"2016-08-24 00:59:03" 2
"2016-08-16 16:08:47" 2
"2016-08-21 23:17:16" 2
"2016-08-03 07:57:17" 2
"2016-08-13 15:44:04" 2
"2016-08-01 19:57:24" 2
"2016-07-31 17:01:20" 2
"2016-08-10 07:42:17" 2
"2016-08-25 01:44:43" 2
"2016-08-15 18:18:28" 1
"2016-08-18 14:09:43" 1
"2016-08-04 00:03:09" 1
"2016-07-30 02:36:23" 1
"2016-08-25 19:12:35" 1
"2016-08-01 16:59:08" 1
"2016-08-01 09:29:59" 1
"2016-08-12 21:09:00" 1
"2016-07-29 07:09:33" 1
"2016-08-20 22:00:38" 1
"2016-08-08 01:33:27" 1
"2016-08-18 11:37:44" 1
"2016-07-28 10:11:54" 1
"2016-08-05 09:05:49" 1
"2016-08-18 16:07:14" 1
"2016-08-07 15:22:42" 1
"2016-08-24 10:58:12" 1
"2016-08-23 04:09:27" 1
"2016-08-14 18:16:43" 1
"2016-08-18 21:24:03" 1
"2016-07-29 11:12:30" 1
"2016-07-29 01:00:12" 1
"2016-08-06 04:45:48" 1
"2016-08-01 15:45:52" 1
"2016-08-13 13:41:49" 1
"2016-08-11 07:44:34" 1
"2016-08-16 01:46:12" 1
"2016-08-08 05:44:34" 1
"2016-08-20 22:57:30" 1
"2016-08-11 19:35:15" 1
"2016-08-07 02:48:57" 1
"2016-08-25 07:37:08" 1
"2016-07-28 04:41:42" 1
"2016-07-29 03:49:23" 1
"2016-07-27 15:25:55" 1
"2016-08-19 07:28:51" 1
"2016-08-09 16:12:09" 1
"2016-08-02 09:28:46" 1
"2016-07-27 20:26:10" 1
"2016-08-16 16:45:59" 1
"2016-08-23 09:53:06" 1
"2016-08-25 11:55:24" 1
"2016-08-22 19:07:12" 1
"2016-08-09 07:00:05" 1
"2016-08-20 22:11:44" 1
"2016-08-13 19:59:01" 1
"2016-08-12 21:07:04" 1
"2016-08-04 23:05:19" 1
"2016-08-03 03:44:22" 1
"2016-08-20 00:44:37" 1
"2016-08-07 02:16:12" 1
"2016-08-01 06:23:38" 1
"2016-07-31 15:21:42" 1
"2016-08-24 13:53:38" 1
"2016-08-25 14:57:50" 1
"2016-07-30 16:22:14" 1
"2016-08-10 20:39:38" 1
"2016-08-22 21:07:59" 1
"2016-08-02 05:05:19" 1
"2016-07-28 05:25:24" 1
"2016-08-12 21:42:17" 1
"2016-08-23 10:47:19" 1
"2016-08-23 19:36:23" 1
"2016-08-11 15:32:02" 1
"2016-08-10 03:47:43" 1
"2016-08-01 11:01:03" 1
"2016-08-25 13:41:26" 1
"2016-08-05 22:38:27" 1
"2016-07-27 15:00:02" 1
"2016-08-18 12:54:09" 1
... ...

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import earthquakes
list_of_earthquake = earthquakes.get_earthquakes()

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 earthquakes.get_earthquakes()

Returns earthquakes from the dataset.