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HA HA HA NO, THIS IS THE COOLEST FUCKING THING EVER!

By jazz_music following x   2017 Oct 1, 11:51am 184 views   4 comments   watch   quote     share  

You can go full screen or separate window with the animation

Earthquakes - 2001-2015

Description

This animation shows every recorded earthquake in sequence as they occurred from January 1, 2001, through December 31, 2015, at a rate of 30 days per second. The earthquake hypocenters first appear as flashes then remain as colored circles before shrinking with time so as not to obscure subsequent earthquakes. The size of the circle represents the earthquake magnitude while the color represents its depth within the earth. At the end of the animation it will first show all quakes in this 15-year period. Next, it will show only those earthquakes greater than magnitude 6.5, the smallest earthquake size known to make a tsunami. Finally it will only show those earthquakes with magnitudes of magnitude 8.0 or larger, the "great" earthquakes most likely to pose a tsunami threat when they occur under the ocean or near a coastline and when they are shallow within the earth (less than 100 km or 60 mi. deep).

This time period includes some remarkable events. Several large earthquakes caused devastating tsunamis, including 9.1 magnitude in Sumatra (26 December 2004), 8.1 magnitude in Samoa (29 September 2009), 8.8 magnitude in Chile (27 February 2010), and 9.0 magnitude off of Japan (11 March 2011). Like most earthquakes these events occurred at plate boundaries, and truly large events like these tend to occur at subduction zones where tectonic plates collide. Other, much smaller earthquakes also occur away from plate boundaries such as those related to volcanic activity in Hawaii or those related to wastewater injection wells in Oklahoma.


https://sos.noaa.gov/datasets/earthquakes-2001-2015/
https://sos.noaa.gov/Datasets/view-movie.html?video=earthquakes_2001-2015_400
And there is a YouTube version of it too
1 HEY YOU   2017 Oct 1, 12:12pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
Watch the animation while listening to Jerry Lee Louis
2 Ceffer   2017 Oct 1, 3:34pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
The message is clear from the animation: The West Coast is overdue for a massive earthquake correction event. Maybe Iowa isn't looking that bad after all.
3 jazz_music   2017 Oct 1, 3:59pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Ceffer says
The message is clear from the animation:


If you pay attention to all the graphic keys you can really say a lot about the planet from looking at this.

Read the NOAA bullet points, they kind of lay it all out there in case you missed something.
4 justme   2017 Oct 1, 4:36pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
The main thing really is that in most of the world, the fault lines and the quakes are in the center of the oceans, but around the pacific ocean, the fault lines are very close to land-ocean boundary, all around the pacific rim.

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