I just sat through an earthquake; a bit shaking but nothing damaged; no one was hurt.  That gave me an idea: why don't I show earthquakes on a Virtual Earth Map using Popfly, Microsoft's new mashup service?

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  1. Get Geo-RSS Data from the USGS
  2. Convert the RSS Items to Virtual Earth Pushpins

Here are the Magnitude 5+ earthquakes for the past 7 days:

If you are on popfly, come over to my page at http://www.popfly.ms/users/MS-Synergist.  If you're not, it's free to join and start mashing up with a design tool created in Silverlight!