The shaky isles: Canterbury & other qu...

The shaky isles: Canterbury & other qu…

November 5, 2012

This infographic poster was created for the anniversary of the 22 February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand that killed 185 people. It was created using diagrams from Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand (http://www.teara.govt.nz), a project run by Manatu Taonga. It starts off focusing on Christchurch, but then pulls back to cover […]

Preparing for a Natural Disaster

Preparing for a Natural Disaster

November 1, 2012

A natural disaster is the effect of a natural hazard like flooding, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, earthquakes, avalanches, blizzards, hurricanes, tornadoes or wildfires. Source

How Disaster Strikes

How Disaster Strikes

October 9, 2012

Earthquakes happen after centuries of energy build up within the Earth’s crust. Here’s a look at the forces behind the destruction. Source

A Century of Earthquakes

A Century of Earthquakes

October 3, 2012

This visualization outlines the lessons learned from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and discusses 100 years of large earthquakes, including the Sumatra earthquake that caused the devastating tsunami. Source

A Difficult Start To 2011

A Difficult Start To 2011

September 13, 2012

A look at the difficult first four months of 2011. Source