Tag Archives: Earthquake

New Fukushima contamination map

A new, joint U.S. – Japan aerial survey shows levels of surface radiation around the Fukushima nuclear power plant. As expected the map shows a band of fall-out north west of the site, but it also reveals high levels of … Continue reading

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Places most at risk from a natural disaster

Continuing the hot mapping trend of the moment – natural hazard risk vs location – the New York Times publishes a series of maps under the title Where to Live to Avoid a Natural Disaster. The analysis, from Sperling’s Best … Continue reading

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Earthquake Swarm in Nevada

NASA Earth Observatory reports on an ongoing swarm of earthquakes near Hawthorne, Nevada. The quakes are concentrated over an area of about 10 square km (4 square miles) near Buller Mountain. Since April 10, 400 events with magnitude 1.0 and … Continue reading

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Fukushima Daiichi radiation survey maps

Tepco, the Japanese power company responsible for Fukushima Daiichi has published a series of radiation survey maps of the nuclear plant and the surrounding area. According to asahi.com these are being used to monitor exposure of workers and prepare work … Continue reading

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Geology of Yellowstone Park

On the subject of Yellowstone, our amazing planet has released this great infographic describing the unique geology of the park. Through illustrations and maps it explores the history of the supervolcano and the potential for a massive eruption. Source: OurAmazingPlanet.com

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Fukushima’s radioactive cloud vs social networks

Another mash-up based on events following the Japan earthquake.  Webnode’s time-animated map lets you compare two sets of information: A simulation mapping the progress of the radioactive plume from the Fukushima nuclear plant, produced by ZAMG. The one we’ve seen before. A … Continue reading

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1,000 aftershocks since the Japan earthquake

The tally of magnitude 4.5+ aftershocks recorded following the March 11, 2011 Japan earthquake surpassed one thousand today. I’ve updated my animated visualization to include these. The decrease in frequency of events is much apparent than the previous videos. You … Continue reading

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Send a message of support to Japan

One month has now passed since the terrible earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Since then countless people around the globe have expressed support online for people there. unfortunately, as much of this isn’t in Japanese, it isn’t readable by many … Continue reading

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