If you’ve ever wondered where — and why — earthquakes happen the most, look no further than a new map, which plots more than a century’s worth of nearly every recorded earthquake strong enough to at least rattle the bookshelves.
The map shows earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or greater since 1898; each is marked in a lightning-bug hue that glows brighter with increasing magnitude.
The overall effect is both beautiful and arresting, revealing the silhouettes of Earth’s tectonic boundaries in stark, luminous swarms of color.
Read more: Our Amazing Planet: Earthquake Map
- Stunning Map Reveals World’s Earthquakes Since 1898 (livescience.com)
- (Major) Earthquakes list June 27, 2012 (earthquake-report.com)
- Volcano activity of June 28, 2012 – Canary Islands, Alaska, Oregon, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador and Antarctica (earthquake-report.com)
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