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Earthquakes & Perlmonks

by jcwren (Prior)
on Mar 01, 2001 at 05:26 UTC ( #61489=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Wondering if your favorite Perl monk or monkette is in danger from the latest earthquake? Now you can easily tell if a quake has occurred near someone you care about.

The Official Stats Whore(tm) is proud to announce The Big Monk Quake Map. This exciting new feature overlays semi-real time USGS data on to a map, along with all the monks who have MonkTags(tm). In addition, the epicenter markers are clickable (using patented 1-Click technology), taking you directly to the USGS information page for that event. Truly Amazing...

The USGS data is updated once an hour, assuming their site actually responds. The map plots the last 10 events, and as mentioned, contains links to the USGS report on the event.

There is no button on the Ever-growing Massive Button Bar(tm) on the left, so if you forget where to find it, check the News page.

Next month: Real time storm tracking overlays... NOT!

--Chris

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Comment on Earthquakes & Perlmonks
Re: Earthquakes & Perlmonks
by myocom (Deacon) on Mar 01, 2001 at 05:38 UTC
      and i had just gotten my emacs windows & xterms set up for a nice coding session when it struck. i'm never taking solid ground for granted again. (; -- cat
Re: Earthquakes & Perlmonks
by Lexicon (Chaplain) on Mar 01, 2001 at 14:48 UTC
    Darn! I'm dissapointed. We had an earthquake here in Japan just Monday (Feb 26th), a moderate 5.8, just enough to wake me up, and it's already left the friggin' map. I hadn't realized how many earthquakes there are every week (about 20, it seems). It'd be cool if Earthquakes less than 4 (or whatever can be felt) could be skipped or something. That's all on the USGS side of things of course, I'm just being noisy.

    -Lexicon

Re: Earthquakes & Perlmonks
by Blue (Hermit) on Mar 01, 2001 at 18:44 UTC
    But, Oh Stats Master, what about earthquakes so bad, that the Monk's latitude & longitude changes. 8)

    =Blue
    ...you might be eaten by a grue...

Stats Horiscopes
by gryng (Hermit) on Mar 01, 2001 at 20:42 UTC
    Not to be greedy, but browsing through the site gave me an idea. Could we put the monk's astrological sign next to his birthday?? :) (both chinese and zodiac, of course). Of course, if you comply, oh mighty maker of the stat's smack, we would then need clickable horiscopes for the day! :) (oh and a graph of zodiac sign population, and ... etc :) ).

    Ciao,
    Gryn

    p.s. I do like the earthquake thing alot, but how does one tell the magnitude?

Re: Earthquakes & Perlmonks
by Boldra (Deacon) on Mar 01, 2001 at 21:35 UTC
    You mean none of the crew of the ISS are perlmonks???

Re (tilly) 1: Earthquakes & Perlmonks
by tilly (Archbishop) on Mar 04, 2001 at 06:01 UTC
    You know, the idea of a storm track overlay might not be a completely bad idea...

    In my area there is a winter storm watch from Sunday afternoon to Tuesday morning. And probably some snow in between. :-)

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