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Interactive Map of Worldwide Earthquake Activity

For the major traveling exhibition Nature Unleashed : Inside Natural Disasters, the Field Museum of Natural History wanted an interactive exhibit to put visitors in touch with the data that scientists use to study earthquakes around the world. We developed an interactive map that shows realtime earthquake activity as well as historical patterns. The display uses live data from international seismic sensor networks and a database of earthquakes going back over fifty years. An interactive 3D view mode shows the depth of earthquakes, making the structure of underground seismic events visible.

The application was built entirely with Processing
Design and programming: Ben Chang and Silvia Ruzanka