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 (, a project run by Manatu Taonga. It starts off focusing on Christchurch, but then pulls back to cover […]

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