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Nathan C. Becker

Perspective

30,647 views 2 years ago
NEW VERSION AVAILABLE AT: http://youtu.be/05kBRmJh3F8

This animation compares the relative "sizes" of recent and historical earthquakes. Each circle's area indicates relative energy release, color indicates tsunami potential (see http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptw...), and labels indicate each earthquake's moment magnitude (according to USGS/NEIC), location, and the year they happened.

It was also shown at AGU's S-Factor workshop:
http://blog.environmentalre...

...then picked up by The Atlantic:
http://www.theatlantic.com/...

...then included in this Physics World video:
http://physicsworld.com/cws...

...and Our Amazing Planet:
http://www.ouramazingplanet...

...and EarthSky:
http://earthsky.org/earth/w...

Some folks also checked my homework, and I passed!
http://dd.dynamicdiagrams.c... Show less
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