a reply to: muzzy
or we could go forward to the past
and use squares, of various sizes
there are two shades of orange for 5's
the darker one is 5.6-5.9
I might make the 5.0-5.5 a bit smaller to really differentiate them
Vanuatu 1970 with square icons
based on 5.6 is about the tipping point where, if you are in it, you tend to look around for escape routes, even if you don't actually move from where
I never really liked the old usgs squares, but that was only because they were full 100% opacity, you couldn't see any smaller quakes under the big
ones, at 50% opacity it works.
I note that most of the internal US Networks still use squares.
I like these newones, light weight.
The old orb icons kind of look "heavy" now.
All this to make it work on Bing Maps!!!
i figured out what the problem was with Bing not showing icons, but still don't understand WHY
its in the http: versus https:
Now that I have it sussed out, I hope they don't go and do a Google and change everything just for the sake of it.
edit on 0400000012012016 by muzzy because: edit: 5.05-5.5 icons now reduced in size
edit: Ooops I deleted the KMZ for the first style by mistake, never mind I'm going with the squares anyway.
Vanuatu will be posted under the name melanesiaearthquakes
, which used to be the recent flop
chinaearthquakes blog (only 187 views in a month), that was a dud due to big gaps in the Chinese data.
I called it melanesia because that gives me the option to include Papua, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Santa Cruz Islands, Vanuatu Islands, New
Caledonia and Fiji if I wish later.
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