Hi folks, had a couple of people ask about the script I use to pull the earthquake data from CWB. (See my recent posts in this thread for examples.) I actually may have mislead some of you that it gets the data not from the website but some other means. Actually it still pulls from the website, but it pulls the summary data straight from the raw data on the website which involves just one very small query rather than the dozens of queries and images and stuff you’d have to slog through if using a regular web browser. Thus it is still a bit slow when CWB is getting pummelled, but it’s still much much faster than a regular browser. (With the -detail flag it needs 1 additional query per quake.)
Anyways, if you have something unixlike (Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, etc.) and have perl and wget installed, grab my script. Docs are at the top of the script. You may need to edit it to change the location of your perl and wget installation. I welcome any feedback, suggestions, or updates on changes you add.