Audio-visual animation of the UGSG earthquake catalog for the year 2015.
If at all possible, watch in HD and listen on a set of stereo speakers or headphones.
The animation represents the original timing and sequence of earthquake events collected in the USGS database on an accelerated time scale, with one day of data corresponding to one second of animation.
Each earthquake event is represented by an audio-visual signature consisting of a circle and a simultaneous audio event. Earthquake magnitude is indicated by diameter and color of the circle as well as the pitch of the corresponding audio event. Earthquake above magnitude 4.0 have are gradually colored red.
The still image at the end of the video shows all events that occurred in the represented time range superimposed.
Since the activity of moderate-size earthquakes has picked up so much at the end of December, the first week of January 2016 (up to today) is also included.
Data by the USGS – http://earthquake.usgs.gov
Map imagery – http://visibleearth.nasa.gov
Concept+Realisation – J. Gossmann
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