Earthquakes Updates

A friend told me about this free software download called Earthquake 3D. With the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, residents of British Columbia cannot help but watch in awe the devastation caused by Mother Nature. British Columbia is in an earthquake zone. Off the coast of southwestern British Columbia is a convergence of two tectonic plates, which causes most of the earthquakes felt in the area. Each year, seismologists with the Geological Survey of Canada record and locate more than 1000 earthquakes in western Canada.

Below is an illustration from the Geological Survey of Canada on the three different plates that are the cause of earthquakes in BC.


YOU CAN WATCH EARTHQUAKES IN 3D… Zoom and spin your way around the globe while viewing earthquakes in three dimensions! Control how the Earthquakes and Earth are shown. See at a glance up to seven days of global earthquake activity with this desktop Earthquake monitor.

ANIMATE AND CONTROL… Adjust and customize the display to see earthquakes in a variety of different ways. Filter earthquakes by size and time – then select from many display options that include quake indicators and map references. Earthquakes are shown in near real-time using the latest data from the USGS via the internet.

Earthquake 3D is FREE! Download it and use it NOW! No complicated setup or installation. Just unzip it and it’s ready to go. To download, click here.