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Weather station scripts - USGS earthquakes

They're free, but use at your own risk

The scripts referenced here are used in the operation of this weather station, and may be freely copied and used to support your station. Please note that you use these scripts at your own risk. No warranty is expressed or implied. I accept no liability for any damages that may ensue from their use.
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This page was updated Tuesday, 30-May-2017 3:08 PM

PHP Scripts (run on webserver)

Recent nearby earthquakes (from USGS, NRC, BGS) PHP

Here in California, we're a bit sensitive to the earth moving (it happens a lot), so I wrote a PHP scripts to get, cache and reformat the last 7 days of earthquake information so it can be included on the website with links to additional info.

The output of these scripts is XHTML 1.0-Strict compliant. All of them use the same style for inclusion into your webpage as shown in the example below.

Note: As of 22-Jun-2016, you need a Google Browser JavaScript API KEY to run this script
Generate the key from the Google Console: https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/get-api-key
then change quake-json.php (if not running in the Saratoga template):

$googleAPI = '-replace-this-with-your-API-key-here-';

if you are using the Saratoga template set, then just put a new entry in Settings.php with:

$SITE['googleAPI'] = '-replace-this-with-your-API-key-here-';

The USA/World earthquake script uses the new USGS GeoJSON feed for data and provides information on USA quakes of 1.0+ magnitude and Worldwide quakes of 4.0+ magnitude. This script is included in the AJAX/PHP Base-USA and Base-World template sets. Sample output with USA settings:

Earthquakes in the past 7 days of magnitude 2.0 or greater within 200 mi
Update time = Tue, 27-Jun-2017 6:52pm PDT

Epicenter Near Magnitude Distance to Epicenter Time Link
5 mi NE of Gilroy, California 2.0 00005132 mi 1498612554Tue, 27-Jun-2017 6:15pm PDT map
12 mi NW of Truckee, California 2.9 000285177 mi 1498580259Tue, 27-Jun-2017 9:17am PDT map
12 mi NW of Truckee, California 2.0 000285177 mi 1498575606Tue, 27-Jun-2017 8:00am PDT map
12 mi NW of Truckee, California 2.6 000285177 mi 1498567423Tue, 27-Jun-2017 5:43am PDT map
12 mi NW of Truckee, California 3.2 000285177 mi 1498565651Tue, 27-Jun-2017 5:14am PDT map
12 mi NW of Truckee, California 3.0 000286178 mi 1498559747Tue, 27-Jun-2017 3:35am PDT map
12 mi NW of Truckee, California 2.0 000286178 mi 1498559272Tue, 27-Jun-2017 3:27am PDT map
12 mi NW of Truckee, California 2.2 000285177 mi 1498556189Tue, 27-Jun-2017 2:36am PDT map
12 mi NW of Truckee, California 3.0 000285177 mi 1498554988Tue, 27-Jun-2017 2:16am PDT map
12 mi NW of Truckee, California 4.0 000285177 mi 1498554561Tue, 27-Jun-2017 2:09am PDT map
13 mi NW of Truckee, California 2.9 000285177 mi 1498554288Tue, 27-Jun-2017 2:04am PDT map
12 mi NW of Truckee, California 3.7 000285177 mi 1498554122Tue, 27-Jun-2017 2:02am PDT map
6 mi SE of Ridgemark, California 2.0 00008754 mi 1498540350Mon, 26-Jun-2017 10:12pm PDT map
13 mi SSE of Ridgemark, California 2.0 00009861 mi 1498535434Mon, 26-Jun-2017 8:50pm PDT map
7 mi SSW of Mammoth Lakes, California 2.1 000268166 mi 1498512749Mon, 26-Jun-2017 2:32pm PDT map
7 mi SSW of Mammoth Lakes, California 2.0 000267166 mi 1498500775Mon, 26-Jun-2017 11:12am PDT map
1 mi E of The Geysers, California 2.0 000178111 mi 1498486568Mon, 26-Jun-2017 7:16am PDT map
9 mi WSW of Soledad, California 2.5 00011169 mi 1498469901Mon, 26-Jun-2017 2:38am PDT map
4 mi NW of The Geysers, California 2.6 000186115 mi 1498443732Sun, 25-Jun-2017 7:22pm PDT map
2 mi NNW of Fresno, California 2.1 000206128 mi 1498428344Sun, 25-Jun-2017 3:05pm PDT map
21 mi SW of Smith Valley, Nevada 2.3 000255158 mi 1498418178Sun, 25-Jun-2017 12:16pm PDT map
14 mi NE of King City, California 2.2 00014188 mi 1498409220Sun, 25-Jun-2017 9:47am PDT map
1 mi SSE of Piedmont, California 2.4 00006238 mi 1498358885Sat, 24-Jun-2017 7:48pm PDT map
7 mi S of Cambria, California 2.2 000218136 mi 1498255402Fri, 23-Jun-2017 3:03pm PDT map
4 mi W of Cobb, California 2.0 000186115 mi 1498244581Fri, 23-Jun-2017 12:03pm PDT map
32 mi SW of Greenfield, California 2.0 00014087 mi 1498225392Fri, 23-Jun-2017 6:43am PDT map
6 mi WNW of Cobb, California 2.4 000188117 mi 1498185889Thu, 22-Jun-2017 7:44pm PDT map
14 mi ENE of Soledad, California 2.5 00011773 mi 1498158536Thu, 22-Jun-2017 12:08pm PDT map
1 mi NNW of The Geysers, California 2.4 000182113 mi 1498147335Thu, 22-Jun-2017 9:02am PDT map
1 mi SW of Armona, California 2.2 000232144 mi 1498132973Thu, 22-Jun-2017 5:02am PDT map
1 mi ESE of El Cerrito, California 3.0 00007546 mi 1498071620Wed, 21-Jun-2017 12:00pm PDT map
11 mi SE of Mammoth Lakes, California 2.6 000284176 mi 1498068649Wed, 21-Jun-2017 11:10am PDT map
4 mi W of Yountville, California 2.4 00013181 mi 1498022400Tue, 20-Jun-2017 10:20pm PDT map

33 earthquakes found. Click on location or map links for more details from the USGS

This was invoked by using the following code:

<?php 
  $doIncludeQuake = true;
# uncomment ONE of the $setDistanceDisplay lines to use as template for distance displays  
#  $setDistanceDisplay = 'mi (km)';
  $setDistanceDisplay = 'mi';
#  $setDistanceDisplay = 'km (mi)';
#  $setDistanceDisplay = 'km';

  $setDistanceRadius  = 200;  // same units as first unit in $setDistanceDisplay
# NOTE: quakes of magnitude 1.0+ are available for USA locations only.
#    non-USA location earthquakes of magnitude 4.0+ are the only ones available from the USGS
  $setMinMagnitude = '2.0';  // minimum Richter Magnitude to display
  $setHighMagnitude = '4.0';  // highlight this Magnitude and greater
  
  $setMapZoomDefault = 7;    // default zoom for Google Map 1=world to 13=street
# script will use your $SITE[] values for latitude, longitude, timezone and time display format
  include_once("quake-json.php");
  ?>

Also required is the styling and JavaScript <script> statements in the <head>...</head> part of the page (see the sample quakes.php page in the distribution quake-json.zip package for details).

The USGS GeoJSON earthquake script (V1.13 - 30-May-2017):
download .zip package | download script only [ see version history ]

This script loads the GeoJSON feed for all earthquakes in the last 7 days from the USGS. For the USA, magnitude 1.0+ quakes are available. For non-USA locations, the USGS only provides information on magnitude 4.0+ based on the data they receive from partner seismographic organizations. If you are installing the script for standalone use, do download the .ZIP package as it contains the graphics files needed for the Google Map. If you are using the AJAX/PHP template set (V3+), the script is already integrated into the Base-USA and Base-World templates.

For Base-World template users, the script is compatible with the language translation features of the template set. You may need to add to your language-LL.txt translation file the following entries (translated) in order to show the ouput in language LL.
Note: the |of| entry below is used in the reports for quake location as in:
  20 mi NNW of Saratoga, California

langlookup|Update time|Update time|
langlookup|of|of|
langlookup|No earthquakes of magnitude|No earthquakes of magnitude|
langlookup|or greater within|or greater within|
langlookup|reported in last 7 days|reported in last 7 days|
langlookup|Cluster - click to expand details|Cluster - click to expand details|
langlookup|Enable JavaScript to view the Google Map.|Enable JavaScript to view the Google Map.|
langlookup|Earthquakes in the past 7 days of magnitude|Earthquakes in the past 7 days of magnitude|
langlookup|or greater within|or greater within|
langlookup|Epicenter Near|Epicenter Near|
langlookup|Magnitude|Magnitude|
langlookup|Distance to Epicenter|Distance to Epicenter|
langlookup|Time|Time|
langlookup|Link|Link|
langlookup|map|map|
langlookup|Note: Click on column heading marked with|Note: Click on column heading marked with|
langlookup|to sort column contents.|to sort column contents.|
langlookup|earthquakes found. Click on location or map links for more details from the <a href="http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/">USGS</a>|earthquakes found. Click on location or map links for more details from the <a href="http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/">USGS</a>|
langlookup|Depth|Depth|
langlookup|Distance to epicenter|Distance to epicenter|
langlookup|Map and data courtesy of|Map and data courtesy of|
langlookup|United States Geological Survey|United States Geological Survey|

The Canada earthquake script : demo and download [ see version history ]
Documentation on how to customize the script is in comments contained in the source. For anywhere in Canada, you just have to change $myLat and $myLong to your station's decimal latitude and longitude to see it work in your area. Defaults are for magnitude 2.0 (or greater) within a 500 km radius. This script uses data from Natural Resources Canada website and returns earthquake activity over the last 30 days. Version 1.03+ now provides both English and French display.

The UK earthquake script : demo and download [ see version history ]
Documentation on how to customize the script is in comments contained in the source. For anywhere in the United Kingdom, you just have to change $myLat and $myLong to your station's decimal latitude and longitude to see it work in your area. Defaults are for earthquakes within a 500 km radius. This script uses data from British Geological Survey website and returns earthquake activity over the last 30 days.
BGS data is used with permission as long as the attribution built into the script displays with the script output.

Deprecated Scripts

With the release of quake-json.php script on 8-Sep-2012, the following scripts are no longer maintained as the USGS is deprecating the pages on their website that these scripts require:

  • quake-CANV.php
  • quake-USA.php
  • quake-WORLD.php and quake-WORLD-ML.php

The quake-json.php script uses the USGS new GeoJSON feed for 1+ (USA) and 4+ (World) magnitude events and replaces the functionality of the above scripts.

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