2007 Earthquake in Peru

2007 Earthquake in Peru

March 30, 2013

In 2007 an earthquake shook the country of Peru – the deadliest in more than 35 years. As the country struggled to rebuild after the natural disaster, it was reminded of past quakes and the devastation they also caused. This infographic looks at the 2007 earthquake and chronicles past natural disasters in the South American […]


Design an Infographic for Haiti

December 27, 2012

Here you will find the submission we received for our latest infographic contest, for which we asked you, our readers, to design an infographic about the earthquake in Haiti. We’ll be announcing the winner next week, so please let us know your thoughts about which piece you like best in the comments or via Twitter. […]


Help Japan

December 26, 2012

On Friday March 11th, 2011 an earthquake of 9.0 magnitude triggered a tsunami hitting the coastline of Japan destroying everything in its path. Here is the trail of destruction it continues to produce and some ways you can help. Source

What happened at Fukushima?

What happened at Fukushima?

November 26, 2012

From the Boston Globe, here’s an infographic that illustrates what went wrong with the Fukushima Daiichi reactors after Japan was hit with an earthquake and tsunami in March. Source

Major Earthquakes in 2010

Major Earthquakes in 2010

November 21, 2012

Here is an illustrative infographic by Wendelyn Felix about the Major earthquakes (Magnitude 6.0+ Richter) occurred this year. Source

How the Japan Quake Triggered Aftershocks

How the Japan Quake Triggered Aftershocks

November 19, 2012

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan today (April 7) just 21 miles (34 km) from the epicenter of the massive 9.0 one that struck on March 11. Aftershocks are caused by stress changes in the faults near a large earthquake. “When an earthquake happens, it changes the stress in the vicinity around […]

Japan earthquake infographic

Japan earthquake infographic

November 10, 2012

Japan are facing one of the biggest disaster in Japanese history. All your care, praying, donating and informing gonna be precious helps for Japanese people. Your kindness could save Japan. Source

When Plates Collide: Predicting the Next B...

When Plates Collide: Predicting the Next B…

November 2, 2012

Although it’s impossible to predict with a precise date and time, there are earthquake “hot spots” that scientists have identified, using historical information and sensitive tectonic plates as guides. Cataclysmic earthquakes can occur anywhere, but based on past notable earthquakes, these areas are often cited as some of the most susceptible. Source

Earthquake Tips

Earthquake Tips

October 30, 2012

After the recent devastating earthquakes in the ring of fire, many people have been wondering what they should do should they ever be caught in an earthquake. There are two main theories, the “triangle of life” advised by Doug Copp an experienced survival expert and the “drop and cover” method that is officially recognised and […]

Japan earthquake - BrianKaneOnline

Japan earthquake – BrianKaneOnline

October 27, 2012

NOAA has released this map showing the tsunami wave heights across the Pacific Ocean today in the wake of the M8.9 earthquake in Japan: As you can see the highest waves are predicted south and east of Hawaii, extending all the way to the coast of Chile. The waves that hit Hawaii a couple of […]

Explaining Earthquakes

Explaining Earthquakes

October 16, 2012

An earthquake is the shaking of the ground caused by sudden motions along faults, or fractures in the Earth’s crust. The epicenter of an earthquake is determined by triangulation. This means that seismic data is needed from at least three different locations, and where this data intersects tells us the epicenter. Source

Where Is America

Where Is America’s Fukushima

October 14, 2012

Since the disaster at Fukushima, there’s been a lot of speculating about U.S. nuclear sites at risk for a major earthquake. Here, we take a look at which might fall victim to a tsunami scenario like Japan experienced. Source