Quakebot is a software application developed by The Times to report the latest earthquakes as fast as possible. The computer program reviews earthquake notices from the U.S. Geological Survey and, if they meet certain criteria, automatically generates a draft article. The newsroom is alerted and, if a Times editor determines the post is newsworthy, the report is published. It is currently run by Casey Miller , a journalist on The Times’ Data Desk. Learn more by reading our list of frequently asked questions.