Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Earthquakes in 2011 -- The display changed my view of the world!

The location and intensity of earthquakes of the year of 2011 plotted out on a map -- animated to show when they occurred, with louder sounds for more intense earthquakes. Following the map, there are frequency plots.

 The yellow spots left for each quake by the end of the year clearly show the major earthquake zones around the world. The data also clearly show the existence of aftershocks, but I thought they indicated clustering over very long distances.

This is a great display, showing how very powerful new data displays can be in conveying information.

I have a lot more sympathy for the Japanese after seeing this!

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