I have sort of got a standardized layout going with my reports on the large quake aftershock series now on Blooger.
While having to break the data into 197-199 bundles(lines) for Bing Maps viewing is a bit of a PITA, it can also give an overall view of the series as
good as the earlier work I did with Google Maps and Wordpress where I broke it down to days-elapsed time maps.
The bundle graphs show how the magnitudes decrease over time (or show when there is a surge or resurge), and the area bundles can show how the
aftershocks shifted in location over the period.
So the question now is, "how long is a suitable period" to track the data?
I am always trying to look at the bigger picture, even though each page is about one particular event.
The first series I did these bundles for was SW off Kyushu where I went for 21 bundles, which worked out to 219 days (quite a long series to just get
to 21 bundles), but by that point there were days of no aftershocks or just 1 or 2 /day, then Kyushu activity shifted to Kumamoto not far away.
Kumamota (still going) is currently at 85 bundles, worth 150 days after the 7.1, with no sign of easing off because of all those ~M1 aftershocks
showing up. *I just noticed that I have to go back and redo the last 10 bundles, as the elapsed time is not showing due to a column shift in the data
after the reboot of Datapro following the break down at the end of August.
L'Aquilla I did 30 bundles which covered only 12.4 days, but I have data that goes for 270 days (17,040 events)
Accumoli (still going) 35 bundles brings it to 16 days
I'm working on Van, Turkey 2011 at the moment and have created 40 bundles which covers 3 months, but at that point it was still going steady at 18-20
A lot of series aftershocks don't last very long, eg East Cape Ridge has already died away after just 9 days (6 bundles)
Borrego Springs 8 bundles took it to 8 days
So repeating the question again "how long is a suitable period" to track the data?
till the aftershocks stop or the data runs out?
for 3 months?
12 months? (*Christchurch lasted for over 6 years!)
A fresh though I just had today while doing Van, is what are readers looking for if they do actually use the Bing Map Bundles?,
click on each map number and go through the lot?
or are they trying to find something in particular?
With Van there were several M5's well into the series, at 17,22,26,37 and 42 days elapsed time, but how do you find the Bing map that shows each one?
I couldn't find them myself without going through the raw data. So I might make the bundle number with the M5's orange colour, so it stands out from
the rest of the blue link numbers.
Another new feature that I took from L'Aquilla was the Town locations table, and I have used it on Accumoli as well, and plan to do so for Van.
This might be interesting for locals to read, they know themselves what happened in their town, but sometimes the actual facts don't match up.
This could be expanded to having a map for each town?, although you can see that on the main NZ Topo map by zooming in and out and scrolling.
Early days for the Blogger EQArchives, so I thought I would ask before I write a whole bunch of stuff no one will read.
BTW I will bring the big Japanese pages in when I get the time, and they will be under the japan label (obviously)