Sunday, September 05, 2010

Timeline of the Christchurch Earthquake

Mapping Quakes in Canterbury

New Zealand's Sciblogs has used Google Maps to create a storyboard of seismic activity for the Christchurch earthquake and its aftershocks. The data for the maps comes from New Zealand's GeoNet data portal.

Each map represents one hour. The circles on the maps represent seismic events and the larger the circle, the higher the quake’s magnitude. A reader of the blog has also uploaded images of the maps to Picasa to create an animation of the earthquake and its aftershocks.

GeoNet has created its own map of the Christchurch earthquake that shows instrument recordings of the earthquake and felt reports submitted by the public from different localities around New Zealand.



Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to all that have suffered in Canterbury... but I know that Kiwi spirit will shine through. Great job on the animation.

Simon of 2C_SolarLightCap said...

I too live in Christchurch and this earthquake must be the most terrifying experience of my life - thankfully my wife had previously prepared a survival kit - highly recommended !

You can see some video of my family experience here:

mohamedjofchch said...

i live in chch too! This was one of the worst things i have experienced ever!!! I feel very sorry to the people who haven't got a home yet and really need one!! :(