Himalayan Earthquakes since 2000

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Mapping Recent Earthquakes in the Himalayas

Looking at earthquake data from the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, we extracted all earthquakes in the Himalaya from the year 2000, concentrating on those with a significance figure of over 600. For each earthquake, we analysed its shakemap data points, extracted continuous polygons for each point, and mapped their values to the height displayed on the map.

Click on the map to explore the earthquakes mapped in the Himalayas, with a colour range based on their signifance starting at green, going through purple and up to red for the most significant Himalayan earthquakes.