Latest Earthquakes: Feeds & Data

RSS, which stands for “Really Simple Syndication” (sometimes called Rich Site Summary), has been adopted by news services, weblogs, and other online information services to send content to subscribers. After subscribing to an RSS feed, you will be notified when new content is available without having to visit the web site.

Typically, syndication services send out a headline/summary with a link the full story. The USGS earthquake RSS feed contains the magnitude, location, date/time, and a link to the full USGS report for each event.

How to Subscribe

You will need to download and install an RSS reader, or use a web-based service like Bloglines. Then, you copy and paste the URL of the news feed (e.g. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/catalogs/eqs1day-M2.5.xml) into the viewer's “subscribe” dialogue).

Example RSS viewers include:

Additional Readers and Extensions: