We don’t need no stinkin’ weather report… but let me look at that tremor report

Scientists launched a Web site Wednesday that calculates the probability of strong ground-shaking at specific locations over a 24-hour period.

The forecast maps, updated hourly, would be most useful after a temblor strong enough to break windows and crack plaster, according to
U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Matthew Gerstenberger, who developed the site. [full story]

Can you see visiting this site as a daily ritual, akin to that of folks in other places checking the weather?

Earthquake forecast page: http://pasadena.wr.usgs.gov/step/

Not me! But I’ll probably check it every so often for kicks. Besides, if this site shows that a quake is coming, I’ll read about it in one of my RSS feeds…