Just 3 months into the new year we have already experienced two devastating earth quakes. I wanted to get a visual presentation of the earthquake locations and their magnitudes. I found a free earthquake 3D model software that does just this called EQuake 3D.
EQuake 3D gets the data from the U.S. Geological Survey and renders a 3D model that gives a good visual representation of the earthquakes. The data can be filtered according to the magnitude of the quakes, the depth of the quakes and get it shows quakes from the last 7 days. The good thing about this software is that it don’t have to be installed. Its a lightweight stand alone application. Just download it and run it. Make sure your are connected to the internet.
It was not my surprise to learn that there had been a staggering number of earth quakes in the last one week. Possibly about a hundred quakes at magnitudes four and above. I think the public must be aware of these anomalies about the planet that they leave on. Its a fact that the there are thousands of earth quakes every year. But this year had stared off with many natural anomalies starting with bird deaths on the new-year eve in Arkansas followed by fish deaths and more bird deaths around the world.
The public is only aware of quakes that measure 5 and above on the Richter magnitude scale and the ones that are happening in the major human inhabited parts of earth. The rest are not receiving any attention.