Shaking All Over: Map of Every Major Earthquake Since 1898 Reveals Stunning Image of Planet’s Danger Zones

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If you are looking for somewhere safe from an earthquake, this might help.

For this map shows the where every major quake has struck since 1898, and as you can see, the edge of the Pacific Ocean appears particularly dangerous. In total there are a staggering 203,186 of them, dotted all over the world.

The neon-coloured map was created as a side-project by mapping manager John Nelson, in a case of taking his work home with him, as he works for data-visualisation software maker IDV Solutions.

Michigan-based designer John Nelson charted a century’s worth of earthquakes (a staggering 203,186 of them) across the globe

John revealed on the IDV blog: ‘I’ve been looking at really general sources of existential risk and visualizing them via the kitchen sink school of thematic mapping. So the earthquakes map was just a matter of time.

‘Here, data from NCEDC.org and the USGS and UC Berkeley have been sliced out into veneers based on magnitude, then glued onto and image that began it’s life at Nasa’s Visual Earth and wrung into the Times projection (centered at the interesting bits).

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