This Map Shows Every Volcanic and Seismic Event Since 1960

It’s easy to forget if you live far from a fault line, but Earth has a heartbeat you can feel.

At the junctures between continental plates, slippages create earthquakes and magma boils up from below in a never-ending process of creation and destruction. Now, for the first time, a global visualization of seismic and volcanic data lets us spy on the planet as it moves and shakes.

The interactive map, from the Global Volcanism Program at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural Histor

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