Ten Thousand Years of Eruptions in Less Than Two Minutes

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Animated map of ~10,000 years of volcanic activity on Earth. ESRI, used by permission.

We live on a geologically-active planet. This, of course, isn’t a shock to anyone but sometimes seeing just now active it is can be fascinating. ESRI put together a dynamic map (above) that captures worldwide volcanic activity over the past 10,000 years in just over 90 seconds. The planet lights up like a Christmas tree with all the eruptions of all sizes!


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