Frequently Answered Question


Is there a way to request data from Wilber without an event?

I want to investigate a local earthquake that is smaller (under the usgs publish threshold), there wouldn’t be an event page in which to follow a link to Wilber. Is there a way to request data for this event?


Yes, you can pass arbitrary event information to Wilber using query parameters.


Required parameters:

  • latitude (number between -90 and 90)
  • longitude (number between -180 and 180)
  • time (formatted as “yyyy-mm-dd” or “yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ss”)

Optional parameters

  • depth (number, in km)
  • magnitude (number)
  • type (magnitude type, eg. “Mw”)
  • description

The depth parameter will affect calculated phase arrival times. The other optional parameters are only used for display.



Updated: 05/18/2017
18:39:16 v.ad6b513c