Christchurch Earthquakes Visualized On Google Earth

Christchurch Earthquakes Visualized On Google Earth

Based on data collected from New Zealand’s GeoNet website from Saturday morning’s 7.0 earthquake near the country’s second largest city, Christchurch, a reader of the unofficial Google Earth Blog, has created a KMZ file that visualizes the main quake and the subsequent aftershocks. In all it displays 216 quakes over about a 50 hour period and shows depth and magnitude.

You can either click around in Google Earth to visualize the data and/or can simply press the play button (in the upper left corner after you download and launch the KMZ file) – just make sure to hit the settings button first (the wrench) and slow down the timeline of the visualization.

Image: Google Earth Blog

Thumb image: The Telegraph

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