Visualizing the Chilean Earthquake: A Blast of Energy Half the World Wide

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has posted a striking visualization of the energy dissipated by the earthquake in Chile.

As you can see from the picture, almost the entire Pacific Ocean felt some effects from the quake. Note that the red reappears on coastlines as far as Alaska’s.

Click on the image to see a larger version of it.

(via Bioephemera. Thanks, Hannah!)


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