Watch How Earthquakes Rocked The Earth In Past 15 Years

It's mesmerizing and frightening!

Watch How Earthquakes Rocked The Earth In Past 15 Years

We humans on Earth have always given a lesser importance to nature, and very often underestimated its power. People accept all the beauties they see around them, but they forget that there are two sides to every coin. If you only concentrated on the beautiful parts till now and called it a-beautiful-nature, then my dear friends, these animations would make you think twice.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Pacific Tsunami Warning Center released a video that features all the earthquakes that took place on the planet since 1, January 2001 to 31st December 2015.

Sparkling areas were earthquake happened.

Sparkling areas were earthquake happened.

As you can see here, colorful circles are places where earthquakes happened while the color represents their depth. The size of these ring signifies their magnitude.


There's no shortage of shocks on Earth.

There's no shortage of shocks on Earth.

Every place that feels the shock, based on the range of the magnitude a particular color light appears, leaving that spot colorful like a Christmas tree lighting. Tremors of greater magnitude light up like a shining star in the sky, just like the one you can see in this picture.

The first 15 years of 21st Century have shown some mortifying scenes.

"This period includes some remarkable events," including several quakes that caused "devastating tsunamis," NOAA wrote in a post about the animation.

Overall tremors.

Overall tremors.

If you see it carefully and combine, you'd find that there's not a single region on Earth that hasn't felt tremors in the last 15 years.

Not just this, these circles include some of the scariest scenes we've seen on Earth like the 9.4 magnitudes of a Tsunami-generating quake in Sumatra, 2004. 8.8 magnitude of tremor in Chile, 2010. 9.0 magnitude of Japan's earthquake in 2011 that killed more than 16,000 people.

Some key points:

The majority of earthquakes have taken place at tectonic plate boundaries.

During last 15 years, overall 20 earthquakes had more than 8.0 or equal magnitude.

Tsunami forecast model for Japan, 2011.

Tsunami model for Chile, 2010.

No matter how techno-friendly we humans may get, there are things which we can never prevent, and that's nature. Nature is above everything. We can only take precautions to lower the destruction. Even while you're reading this, Nature is causing a quake somewhere on Earth. Stay safe.

That's all, folks!


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