pygmt.datasets.load_usgs_quakes

pygmt.datasets.load_usgs_quakes()[source]

Load a table of global earthquakes form the USGS as a pandas.Dataframe.

This is the @usgs_quakes_22.txt dataset used in the GMT tutorials.

The data are downloaded to a cache directory (usually ~/.gmt/cache) the first time you invoke this function. Afterwards, it will load the data from the cache. So you’ll need an internet connection the first time around.

Returns
datapandas.Dataframe

The data table. Use print(data.describe()) to see the available columns.