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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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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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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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How many people live near nuclear power plants ?

A couple of interesting maps created by Gregor Aisch for Zeit Online. The interactive maps show the number of people living near nuclear power stations. One covering the USA, another for Germany. The idea: to show how many would be … Continue reading

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Simulating the ocean path of debris from Japan’s tsunami

Researchers at the International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa. have created a simulation predicting the path of debris from the devastating Japanese tsunami on March 11, 2011. The computer model, based on historical trajectories of drifting buoys, … Continue reading

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World population and earthquake risk mapped

Standing out amongst mash-ups related to the recent terrible events in Japan is this striking cartogram from Benjamin Hennig of the Sasi Research Group, University of Sheffield, England. The map is a population cartogram – country shapes are distorted so … Continue reading

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