Plotting focal mechanism 'beachballs' in QGIS

One of the major annoyances of working in earthquake and tectonic sciences is the difficulty of browsing earthquake focal mechanism 'beachball' data, and plotting it in GIS. The typical way of displaying this data spatially is to use a script in Matlab (probably using bb.m), Python (using the fantastic …

A basic simulation of earthquake clustering

New GEM dataset of active faults in the Caribbean and Central America

The Global Active Faults project of the GEM Foundation aims to produce a globally complete, reasonably homogeneous dataset of active faults on the Earth's surface for seismic hazard assessment. While most deforming regions of the world have some publicly available active fault datasets that I can stitch together, there are …

Muisne Earthquake, Ecuador – April 16, 2016 (Mw=7.8)

An earthquake of Mw=7.8 (USGS Earthquake Hazard Program) hit the pacific coast of Ecuador close to the border with Colombia on April 16th, 2016 (UTC) causing large damage and casualties in many localities along the Ecuadorian coast. The major city close to the epicentral area (according to the …