Thursday, March 5, 2009

USGS Is Shaking It Up With Google

Enough about Blackboard already! Let's talk earthquakes today.

Google has teamed up with the US Geological Survey (USGS) and they just came out with a new feature that shows the most recent earthquakes at the top of their search results when you do a Google search for earthquakes. Search on earthquakes california and you'll get the most recent earthquakes in California.

Here are a few more things you can do with the information.

"If you'd like to know the local time where an earthquake occurred, search for 'time' followed by the location (for example, 'time Japan'). Let's say the epicenter was 50km from the coast and you want to know how far that is in miles. Type '50km in miles' into the search box. You can find out about these special features and many more on the Search Features page. "

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