Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Japan Earthquake Swarm Animation

The Jumping Jack Flash blog (translation) made a Google Earth kml file (download) that creates an animation of the swarm of earthquakes that occurred around Japan between 6 March and 13 March 2011.

A quite well done video has been made of the animation, adding music and sound effects. 1 second in the video is equivalent to 1 hour. The animation starts on 9 March since the period between 6 March and 9 March was relatively quiet, seismically, around Japan. I recommend watching the video in full screen HD so that the dateline in the top left corner is readable.


  1. Wow. I thought, "This is really neat!" Then I remembered exactly what it was representing.
    Still, an effective display/tool.

  2. Any idea if this sort of animation exists for last year's quake in Chile? I can only find swarm maps, but no animation.


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