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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.
You will need to configure them for your own particular weather station website.
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This page was updated Sunday, 27-May-2018 2:25 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: Version 2.00 of the script replaced Google maps with Leaflet/OpenStreetMaps scripts, so you no longer need a Google API key (or any API key to use the 5 included maps with the script.

If you wish to use the OPTIONAL Mapbox.com tiles (terrain3, Satellite maps), you will need a Mapbox.com API key (called an "Access Token") which can be acquired (for free with 50K accesses usage/month) at:

https://www.mapbox.com/signup/?

in the quakes.php script you can put

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

Note: if using the Saratoga template set, put a new entry in Settings.php

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

A Mapbox API key is OPTIONAL .. you do not need it to use maps from 5 included free map tile providers.

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 = Mon, 25-Jun-2018 12:10pm PDT

Epicenter Near Magnitude Distance to Epicenter Time Link
2 mi W of Cobb, CA 2.1 000184114 mi 1529936341Mon, 25-Jun-2018 7:19am PDT map
12 mi NNE of San Simeon, CA 2.0 000182113 mi 1529926522Mon, 25-Jun-2018 4:35am PDT map
1 mi ESE of The Geysers, CA 2.0 000178111 mi 1529925753Mon, 25-Jun-2018 4:22am PDT map
4 mi WNW of Cobb, CA 2.2 000186116 mi 1529913482Mon, 25-Jun-2018 12:58am PDT map
4 mi WNW of The Geysers, CA 2.0 000184115 mi 1529910230Mon, 25-Jun-2018 12:03am PDT map
7 mi ESE of Mammoth Lakes, CA 2.3 000282175 mi 1529901915Sun, 24-Jun-2018 9:45pm PDT map
10 mi NW of Pinnacles, CA 2.2 00009861 mi 1529895939Sun, 24-Jun-2018 8:05pm PDT map
11 mi NE of Upper Lake, CA 2.1 000232144 mi 1529875600Sun, 24-Jun-2018 2:26pm PDT map
11 mi NE of Upper Lake, CA 2.1 000232144 mi 1529875488Sun, 24-Jun-2018 2:24pm PDT map
2 mi NNW of Laytonville, CA 2.4 000301187 mi 1529860134Sun, 24-Jun-2018 10:08am PDT map
2 mi ENE of The Geysers, CA 2.1 000179111 mi 1529824882Sun, 24-Jun-2018 12:21am PDT map
4 mi SE of Tres Pinos, CA 2.8 00008955 mi 1529787581Sat, 23-Jun-2018 1:59pm PDT map
3 mi ESE of Willows, CA 2.2 000248154 mi 1529737195Fri, 22-Jun-2018 11:59pm PDT map
9 mi ESE of Pinnacles, CA 3.2 00012879 mi 1529729446Fri, 22-Jun-2018 9:50pm PDT map
6 mi E of Alum Rock, CA 2.6 00002818 mi 1529708341Fri, 22-Jun-2018 3:59pm PDT map
1 mi SW of Oakley, CA 2.0 00008352 mi 1529654400Fri, 22-Jun-2018 1:00am PDT map
1 mi SW of Oakley, CA 2.7 00008352 mi 1529653602Fri, 22-Jun-2018 12:46am PDT map
1 mi SW of Oakley, CA 3.2 00008452 mi 1529653302Fri, 22-Jun-2018 12:41am PDT map
2 mi N of Rodeo, CA 2.3 00009056 mi 1529638565Thu, 21-Jun-2018 8:36pm PDT map
7 mi WNW of Lake Davis, CA 2.2 000320199 mi 1529594128Thu, 21-Jun-2018 8:15am PDT map
1 mi W of Anderson Springs, CA 3.0 000177110 mi 1529589792Thu, 21-Jun-2018 7:03am PDT map
2 mi NNW of The Geysers, CA 2.7 000183114 mi 1529562556Wed, 20-Jun-2018 11:29pm PDT map
2 mi NNW of The Geysers, CA 2.9 000183114 mi 1529562536Wed, 20-Jun-2018 11:28pm PDT map
8 mi WNW of Toms Place, CA 2.2 000285177 mi 1529483231Wed, 20-Jun-2018 1:27am PDT map
10 mi SE of Mammoth Lakes, CA 2.3 000281175 mi 1529469816Tue, 19-Jun-2018 9:43pm PDT map
1 mi ENE of Danville, CA 2.5 00006138 mi 1529467552Tue, 19-Jun-2018 9:05pm PDT map
15 mi WSW of Hawthorne, Nevada 2.1 000305190 mi 1529457983Tue, 19-Jun-2018 6:26pm PDT map
7 mi NNW of Yosemite Lakes, CA 2.6 000193120 mi 1529425212Tue, 19-Jun-2018 9:20am PDT map
2 mi NNW of Laytonville, CA 2.2 000301187 mi 1529378626Mon, 18-Jun-2018 8:23pm PDT map
2 mi ENE of Round Valley, CA 2.0 000306190 mi 1529351202Mon, 18-Jun-2018 12:46pm PDT map

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

Script by Saratoga-weather.org

This was invoked by using the following code:

<?php 
# settings -------------------------- 
  $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
  $setLatitude  = 37.2746251;    //North=positive, South=negative decimal degrees
  $setLongitude = -122.0229656;   //East=positive, West=negative decimal degrees
# The above settings are for saratoga-weather.org location
  $setLocationName = 'Saratoga, CA'; // city/town name for lat/long above 
#
  $setTimeZone = "America/Los_Angeles";  //NOTE: this *MUST* be set correctly to
# translate UTC times to your LOCAL time for the displays.
# Use http://www.php.net/manual/en/timezones.php to find the timezone suitable for
#  your location.

#  pick a format for the time to display ..uncomment one (or make your own)
# $setTimeFormat = 'D, Y-m-d H:i:s T';  // Fri, 2006-03-31 14:03:22 TZone
  $setTimeFormat = 'D, d-M-Y H:i:s T';  // Fri, 31-Mar-2006 14:03:22 TZone

  $setDoLinkTarget = false;   // =true; to have links open in new page, =false; for XHTML 1.0-Strict

	$mapProvider = 'Esri_WorldTopoMap'; // ESRI topo map - no key needed
# $setMapProvider = 'OSM';     // OpenStreetMap - no key needed
# $setMapProvider = 'Terrain'; // Terrain map by stamen.com - no key needed
# $setMapProvider = 'OpenTopo'; // OpenTopoMap.com - no key needed
# $setMapProvider = 'Wikimedia'; // Wikimedia map - no key needed
  
# $mapProvider = 'MapboxSat';  // Map by Mapbox.com - API KEY needed in $setMapboxAPIkey 
# $mapProvider = 'MapboxTer';  // Map by Mapbox.com - API KEY needed in $setMapboxAPIkey 
 $setMapboxAPIkey = '--mapbox-API-key--';  // use this for the API key to MapBox

  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 (V2.01 - 27-May-2018):
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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