Map plots quakes from 1898
Shows how quake-prone NZ and Pacific Rim are
A map plotting all earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or greater from 1898 tol 2003 highlights just how earthquake-prone New Zealand and the Pacific Rim are.
It was produced by John Nelson, of United States company IDV Solutions, and marks each quake with a dot that brightens as the magnitude gets higher.
Nelson said: "If historical epicentres were floaties, you could walk from Seattle to Wellington."
The map recorded 203,186 earthquakes.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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