Earthquake Data from USGS


The United States Geological Survey (USGS) provides several realtime feeds of earthquake occurences. We're using a GeoJSON feed that contains all earthquakes in the past month with a magnitude greater than 2.5. We use this example to demonstrate:

Data Source

The USGS provide earthquake data in several formats, with varying refresh frequencies. GeoJSON is the easiest to work with, but any of the other formats could be made to work.

Like many government agencies, the USGS has a lot of interesting open datasets. Interested in Wind turbines? High-resolution, public domain satellite data? There is a lot here. This isn't the best organized resource, but it is worth exploring if you are interested in climate and geological data sets.