If you are looking for somewhere safe from an earthquake, this might help.
For this composited computer generated map above shows the where from every major quake which has struck our planet since 1898, and as you can see, the edge of the Pacific Ocean appears particularly dangerous. In total there are a staggering 203,186 of them, dotted all over the world.
The neon-coloured map was created as a side-project by mapping manager John Nelson, in a case of taking his work home with him, as he works for data-visualisation software maker IDV Solutions.
John revealed on the IDV blog: ‘I’ve been looking at really general sources of existential risk and visualizing them via the kitchen sink school of thematic mapping. So the earthquakes map was just a matter of time.
Another composited data-visualization, tornado tracks, same people …
Next time some one tries to tell you our planet is a nice comfy place to live, roll your eyes.