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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Time Lapse Visualization of the Earthquake in Japan

There are a lot of good maps, images, and videos on the web for learning about the earthquake that hit Japan last week. Last night I found another good map for learning about the earthquake. The Japan Quake Map is a time lapse visualization of the last week's earthquake and aftershocks. The map plots all of the seismic activities in and around Japan for the last week. Each seismic activity is plotted on the map with a circle representing the magnitude of each quake. You can press play on the map to see the dots appear in the sequence of the quakes. You can choose to watch all of the days or select just one day from the drop down menu.

H/T to Google Maps Mania.