World Earthquake Activity since 1898

5 07 2012

I found this incredible map which depicts all recorded earthquake activity worldwide, dating back to 1898, courtesy Our Amazing Planet‘s newsletter:

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The information was mapped by John Nelson of IDV Solutions, a data visualization company.

It is really interesting to see where the planet is most tectonically active: around the Pacific Ring of Fire. There is also a north-south line of underwater activity between the entire American continental landmass and Western Europe and Africa.

I am also astounded by the amount of activity along the Aleutian Islands and Bering Straight; I didn’t know it was such an active earthquake region up there.

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