Mapping the Pakistani Earthquake
Speaking of Kathryn Cramer, she’s also put together a useful Google Maps mashup of earthquake data that allows us to see, quite precisely, where the quakes and aftershocks have hit in northern Pakistan. She notes:
One interesting result I obtain from my Community Walk earthquake site is that a small area, under 600 sq. kilometers, is getting creamed by the “aftershocks,” most over 5.0 on the Richter scale, one about 6.3. There were nineteen earthquakes in this small area over the course of a day and a half, some with epicenters walking distance apart (at least as the crow flies). They average 5.45.
Meanwhile, I haven’t seen a map from the news services that doesn’t show Pakistan as the size of thumbtack, but then I haven’t been looking very much. Has someone put out a map of this disaster that’s worth looking at?