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Online data feeds available from BGS

We are making more of our geological data available in open formats. The following feeds are available for recent earthquake data.

GeoRSS feed

GeoRSS feeds work as normal RSS feeds, but have additional location information embedded in each item. They can be incorporated into mashup-type applications using Google Maps and other available aggregators.

To gain a quick visualisation, copy the URL of the feed below into the search box in Google Maps.

RSS logo Recent UK earthquakes
RSS logo Recent World earthquakes

KML feed

KML files allow data to be visualised in Google Earth and Google Maps. Other GIS software, geobrowsers, virtual globes and web-based mapping applications such as MapTube can also read data in this format.

Follow the link below to save the KML file to your PC or choose to open it with Google Earth.

Earth icon Recent UK earthquakes
Earth icon Recent World earthquakes

Terms of use:

These data are delivered under the terms of the Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying the reproduced BGS materials: "Contains British Geological Survey materials © NERC [year]". Contact us if you create something new and innovative that could benefit others: usingbgsdata@bgs.ac.uk