Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Over on their site, MapTD.com has a created a custom google map showing the global distribution of earthquake activity with the locations of nuclear power plants superimposed. Based on data from the USGS, averaging 175,000 4.5+ magnitude earthquakes since 1973, they've create a heatmap of global earthquake activity. On top of that heatmap they've placed the location of 248 atomic energy plants. With this I think people can get a better grip on how low the risk is to most of the world's reactors to seismic activity. The above image is just a screen grab so head over to their site to look around at the map in more detail.