Date: 2006-01-20 22:04:00
Tags: widgets
earthquake widget

Based on the success of my last widget release, I decided to create another one. This widget shows the most recent earthquakes from the USGS earthquake server. You can select the minimum magnitude to show on the map, and you can zoom in up to 16x to show more detail in specific areas.

If you're using Yahoo Widgets, download the Earthquake Widget now, try it out and let me know if you find any problems. I've tried it on Windows XP and Mac OS X 10.4, but I'd like some more people trying it before I put this one on the widget gallery.

On a side note, the Periodic Table widget has nearly hit 10,000 downloads. That's quite some exposure.


Is there any mouse-over capability for widgets? It'd be damn cool to be able to pull up more info...
There are popups that will give more earthquake info if you move your mouse over a quake circle. You may have to click once on the widget to focus it. If you right-click (or command-click, I think), there are more options. Double-clicking on a quake will open the corresponding USGS quake info page in your browser.
So there are. Guess I just needed to focus it or something...
Greg Hewgill <>