Animated map of earthquakes near China and Japan, 1970-2013

If you prefer, you can watch this as a GIF or on YouTube. The animation above shows all earthquakes with epicenters in the bounded area and magnitudes greater than 5.0. The first slide says “Richter scale” because that’s most familiar to most people, but the actual scale used was the Moment Magnitude Scale; it’s generally within a few decimals … Read more Animated map of earthquakes near China and Japan, 1970-2013