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The Audio Menu
The link to the Audio Menu items is next where you can create sound from earthquake waveform files. See the Audio help for more details.
IRIS Earthquake Browser URL Builder
Creates URLs to send to the IRIS Earthquake Browser service. For details see here: IRIS Earthquake Browser URL Builder.
Allows you to create Google Maps and/or Google Earth files, including blog codes, for earthquake listings both internal to QVS and from outside sources.
This may seem a rather strange inclusion in an earthquake program but since it forms a part of the seismogram slideshow facility I thought I would put it on it’s own menu. It is actually quite useful since you can create an ad hoc slideshow and you don’t have to load all the images into an exe or fiddle about with dropping them into a slideshow program. Further details on the Image Viewer Help page (soon I promise!)
Magnitude Difference Calculator
The magnitude difference calculator gives you how much bigger and stronger one earthquake is than another, and is the same as the USGS web page version.
Here is their example worked out in my program:
The Place Name Finder
Finds Place Names. Odd that! No seriously you can enter a latitude and longitude for anywhere on the planet, however you will normally only get a result from a land location.
You can get it to add the Country and Nr. and when done click the litle clipboard icon to save the result to you clipboard. You can also get the Antipodal version of what the location is, or transpose the Latitude and Longitude values if you entered them the wrong way round. On the next image there is an earthquake in WESTERN TURKEY – the blue line. Enter those co-ordinates and click on Get Name and this is the result.
Note in small type underneath it shows the latitude, longitude and distance of the nearest place that it has named. Cool. But even cooler….
See the two Google Earth icons? Yup click on them and go to the location in Google Earth. The first goes to the original location and the second goes to the nearby location.
FE Region Name Finder
Enter a latitude in the first box and a longitude in the second box, or enter/paste a latitude and longitude separated by a comma in the first box only.
The drop down box holds the style of output if the ‘Prefix the names with the number’ check box is ticked. (This will be changing to ‘Select the numbered output style’ soon with other format available)
If the GL Names checkbox is ticked the sub area names will be Gabbitas-Loring nomenclature in place Flinn-Engdahl Geographic. At present this naming only applies to New Zealand.
Three names or name and numbers are returned when you click Get Info. If this is FE then the Geo(graphical) are and the Geo Sub Area are the same. The first is always the FE seisnic region. Here is a sample of the GL names
The FE Region Name Finder works for all areas of the world whether on land or at sea.
Those names and numbers are the GL system. The FE names and numbers look like this
Launch Data Centre
Opens up the Data Centre which is a separate program.
Create/Maintain Special interest Areas
Special interest areas – say for example Iceland – can have their own menu on the My… menu to which you can add any items to which you wish to maintain links. All of these menu items and layouts are of you own choosing.
The Additional Tools menu
The additional tools menu is actually a user menu. The two with the toothed wheel icon are system items, but the other ones shown are those I consider useful and come with the installed setup, but you don’t have to keep them, or you can add more items to the menu.
Set up helicorder page
This item is currently obsolete until the LISS helicorder pages are restored.
ATS Linked Image tool
(This menu item has to be switched on in the settings and is only of interest to users who post on Above Top Secret or other boards that use the same BB codes.)
This page was last updated 30 Oct 2013