Originally posted by skitzspiricy
So I thought, wouldn't it be cool if someone could make a Gif that would show Quakes starting from the Big One in Japan, or the day before, up until
now, happening specifically around the Ring of Fire. To see if there is a clockwise pattern or domino effect happening.
This is way beyond my capabilities and is probably a huge amount of work. So just throwing the idea out there.
edit on 2-4-2011 by skitzspiricy
because: (no reason given)
Here you go then
This took me all
day, 69 csv files and 71 images, for the end result that only lasts 1 minute and 45 seconds
Animated Gif of World Mag 6+ quakes Feb 21 to Apr 3
Couple of things I noticed from the map.
After the initial 7 Mag quake offshore Japan the next 2 quakes made a triangle around the Phillipine Plate and back to Japan for the 9.0.
Near the end the trail line back from the Crete quake cuts straight back to Fiji and lines up perfectly with the line from the South Atlantic quake to
the Soloman Is. (earlier), looks cool but of course the Earth isn't Flat like the map
Otherwise its all pretty random.
I did another one for comparison, from Jan 1 up till Feb 20th, I enjoyed doing that one as the trail lines moved around a bit more
Animated Gif of World Mag 6+ earthqukes from Jan 1 to Feb 20
Been a good exercise though, once I got the settings right on the GPS Visualiser its not too hard, just takes time to edit the images. I initially did
something like that map you showed from EMSC, with the squares, but I found it really hard to keep track of the sequence, I think the trail lines are
The Aftermath: I'm sick of the sight of the words " off the Coast of Honshu, Japan" and "near the Coast of Honshu, Japan", in fact I nearly fell
asleep in the middle of making the images, and they started to blend together and I lost my place and had to start again about 20 images in. Even when
you are watching it, near the middle when they are hammering Honshu one after the other you have to keep your eye on the text box to see that the
animation is still going.
Having said that it must have been nerve racking for those people on Honshu, I've felt a couple of Mag 6's that were within 100km of me and you really
do have to sit up and take notice of them.
You can see both Gifs on my World 7+ Blog Quake Trails
(and perhaps more when I get time,
I'd like to see around Sept last year around the Christchurch 7.1 and also the year before around the Dusky Sound 7.6)
Edit: I just tried the links and unfortunately those start off in the middle of the sequence (its a loop), it works better if you go to the Quake
Trails page. On there, any time you want to start the loop from the start just click on Refresh Page on your browser
Edit 2: Oh no it doesn't
I don't know how you reset it to the start
edit on 4-4-2011 by muzzy because: (no reason given)