Shaking All Over: Map of Every Major Earthquake
Since 1898 Reveals Stunning Image of Planet's Danger Zones
If you are
looking for somewhere safe from an earthquake, this might help.
For this map
shows the where every major quake has struck since 1898, and as
you can see, the edge of the Pacific Ocean appears particularly
dangerous. In total there are a staggering 203,186 of them, dotted
all over the world.
map was created as a side-project by mapping manager John Nelson,
in a case of taking his work home with him, as he works for data-visualisation
software maker IDV
Michigan-based designer John Nelson charted a century's worth of
earthquakes (a staggering 203,186 of them) across the globe
on the IDV
blog: 'I've been looking at really general sources of existential
risk and visualizing them via the kitchen sink school of thematic
mapping. So the earthquakes map was just a matter of time.
from NCEDC.org and the USGS and UC Berkeley have been sliced out
into veneers based on magnitude, then glued onto and image that
began it's life at Nasa's Visual Earth and wrung into the Times
projection (centered at the interesting bits).
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