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NINTRAS – Monitoring Earthquakes in the News

NINTRAS was developed in the early 2000s as an alternative way to quickly detect larger earthquakes by checking the access to the SED website and scanning the internet for mentioning of 'earthquake' and other relevant keywords. To our knowledge it was one of the first attempts to make use of this new medium like that, and it still works quite faithfully. In addition, NINTRAS provides a rapid overview and access to recent news articles with an 'earthquake' context.

NINTRAS is an acronym for 'Nintras Is Not The RedPuma Alert System'. RedPuma was the rapid seismological alerting system developed at the SED in the early 2000s and used by us (as well as various other earthquake monitoring agencies worldwide) until around 2008.