Earthquake Records

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This graphic shows earthquakes since 1898, by magnitude. I think it's really awesome how it exposes some underlying truths about the structure of the world in relation to the size and placement of different countries. The fault lines in the Earth's surface create a pattern that doesn't correspond to man-made divisions. You can find this visualization and more "Big Data" visualizations here: http://www.mastersindatascience.org/blog/10-cool-big-data-visualizations/