Since the year 2000, the world has been rocked by tens of thousands of earthquakes. This mesmerizing animation visualizes each and every one of them.
Created by the U.K.-based visual effects company 422 South, the clip is said to show all the world’s earthquakes of magnitude 4 or greater from 2000 to November 2015.
Earthquakes are represented by dots in the video, with bigger and brighter dots corresponding to stronger quakes. The animation is cumulative (meaning once the dots appear, they remain on the globe), so viewers can see the areas around the world where quake activity is most common, the company says.
422 South has created many fascinating data visualization videos in the past including one that shows the global popularity of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and another that tracks the migration paths of birds that travel via the Yellow Sea.
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