Infographics on earthquakes

A picture is worth a thousand words: information and data on earthquakes are summarized in graphics (in german).

The Earth

Structureof theEarth.Core,mantleandcrustarethe different shells.
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Convergent plate boundary

Convergentplate boundary:twocontinentalplatescollide -upliftof thecrust and orogeny e.g.Himalayas.
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Mid-ocean ridge

Schematicsketch of anoceanicridge(spreading zone)andasubduction zone(dive down of the oceanic plate under the continental plate).
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Subduction

Subduction zone:Theoceanic plate subducts (dives down) under thecontinentalplate.(Graphic: eskp.de, CC-BY)

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Most strongest earthquakes

The map shows the moststrongestearthquakes(M >8.0)registeredfrom1900untiltoday.Theepicentresarealmostlocated close toplate boundaries, indicated bythe dottedlines.
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Statistic about earthquakes

Comparison of the strength of earthquakes and losses for selected earthquakes.
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Mega cities in regions at risk

Selected Mega-Cities in areas with an increased risk e.g. earthquakes, volcanic eruption, tsunami, hurricane/cyclone.
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Plate boundaries in the Pacific

Ring of Fire
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Deep-sea treches in the Pacific

Locationofdeep-sea trenchesandplate boundariesinthePacificOcean.
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Soil liquefaction

Soil liquefaction is a physical phenomenon related to a complete loss of shear resistance (see FAQ Nr. 19).
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Plate tectonic, Nepal

Nepalas a mountain region is often hitbyearthquakes. Nepal is located directly at the plate boundary between the Indian and the European Plate. Themapshows epicenterof thequakefromthe25th of April and 12th of May 2015.
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Earthquake region, Iran

Overview map showing twoearthquakes inApril2013inthe Iran. Theplate boundariesandepicentersare marked inred.
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Earthquake region, Turkey

Displayed are theEastandtheNorthanatolianfault zones as well as the direction of plate motions.The chronology of quakes is shownalongthefault zone.
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Strong earthquakes, Chile

Overview of historical earthquakes in Chile. 
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Earthquake swarms, germany

Overviewof earthquake swarmsinMayandJune2014at the German-Czech border.
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