Thursday, April 7, 2011

Nuclear Reactors vs. Earthquakes (
One of my favorite blogs, Google Maps Mania, is featuring a mash-up, developed by a German firm, NETGIS, of data depicting all the world's operating, planned and defunct nuclear reactors combined with all the earthquakes in the world since 1990 that have registered 5 or above on the Richter scale.
These data sets are then conveniently overlaid on a Google Map with pop-up bubbles that contain tools for easily defining a 100 km radius around the site and links to the Wikipedia article on the reactor.  You can see some screenshots to the right to get a sense of what I am talking about.  The site should be very useful to analysts trying to figure out where the next Fukushima might occur.

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