Visualizing the Power and Frequency of Earthquakes

Earthquakes occur because the crust of the Earth is made up of several plates. The boundaries of these plates create faults that can run into one another.

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Visualizing the Power and Frequency of Earthquakes?

Visualizing the Power and Frequency of Earthquakes

The surface of our planet is in a constant state of creation and destruction as the plates of the Earth collide. It is this movement of the Earth’s crust that causes earthquakes, sending tremors throughout the world.

This graphic is inspired by a classic USGS diagram that tracks the scale and frequency of earthquakes.


First published: May 29, 2020 (link)

Source files included: .ai, .eps, .pdf

Data source: U.S. Geological Survey

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