Shake Finder displays earthquake data collected by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The project demonstrates the use of AJAX API queries combined with data visualization. In this case, API calls to the USGS endpoint—selected with UTC dates, times, and a maximum magnitude—returns a data object. The data object is parsed and extrapolated into a display object, then handed to the Cesium API for display as visualization. The visual object, in this case a box, is colored by magnitude, and the height is relative to the magnitude of the earthquake. See where near you it’s shaking!
Last updated: Aug 13, 2016