March 12, 2011

Visualizing the March 2011 quake

A quick visualization of the USGS data on the earthquakes around the big March 11 2011 earthquake in Japan:


Looking at the pattern across time, there were some precursors cascading over the previous two days, then the massive one and a widely spread network of aftershocks:

Timeplot 2

At least Japan is a resilient, well-off society with past experience with quakes and tsunamis - it could have been much worse. Which is not much of a comfort.

Posted by Anders3 at March 12, 2011 12:21 AM