Earthquake researchers met today at the U-S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park to show off the latest services offered by the California Integrated Seismic Network. The network is a consortium of government agencies and universities.
Advanced networks of instruments can generate color-coded maps within ten minutes of a quake that show the distribution of shaking intensity. The maps are instantly posted on the Internet. But researchers warned the project could be stalled if the state pulls funding as it tries to reduce its projected 35 (b) billion dollar budget deficit.