An animation of six months of 2010 New Zealand earthquake data. Blue circles represent seismic activity recordings. Each event leaves behind a small red dot to show the overall pattern. The animation ends a few days after the 7.1 quake that hit Christchurch on September 4.

I did not collect this data. It comes from the excellent folks at the New Zealand Geonet project. You can download the data here: magma.geonet.org.nz/resources/quakesearch/

I created the frames using Python and matplotlib. I stitched the images together with FFmpeg. I acknowledge the New Zealand GeoNet project and its sponsors EQC, GNS Science and LINZ for providing the data.

Licenced under Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 3.0 NZ.

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