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Map shows a century of earthquakes around the world

Map reveals world's earthquakes since 1898The following story by Andrea Mustain was posted on the website Our Amazing Planet on June 28, 2012.

"If you've ever wondered where - and why - earthquakes happen the most, look no further than a new map, which plots more than a century's worth of nearly every recorded earthquake strong enough to at least rattle the bookshelves."

"The map shows earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or greater since 1898; each is marked in a lightning-bug hue that glows brighter with increasing magnitude."

"The overall effect is both beautiful and arresting, revealing the silhouettes of Earth's tectonic boundaries in stark, luminous swarms of color..." [read the full story]