Request

Syntax

A geoserve places search takes the following form:

  https://earthquake.usgs.gov/ws/geoserve/layers.json?{parameters}

Parameters

Required Search Parameters

Notes

Response

The response is formatted as a GeoJSON FeatureCollections nested in a top-level response object. The nested GeoJSON FeatureCollections is keyed by the request type.

Properties

Each returned Feature in the GeoJSON FeatureCollection includes an id, a geometry object with longitude, latitude, and elevation, and a properties object with the following attributes:

Auth

FE

NEIC Catalog

NEIC Response

Tectonic Summary

Examples

Below are example requests and responses that detail the nested GeoJSON structure. Each type has a nested GeoJSON FeatureCollection that may contain multiple GeoJSON features. Click the link for an example to see the response.