A Japanese home is seen adrift in the Pacific Ocean in this photograph taken on March 13, 2011 and released on March 14. Ships and aircrafts from the US Navy’s Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group are searching for survivors in the coastal waters near Sendai, Japan. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan McCord / US Navy via Reuters)
“Audio sonification of the incredible seismic activity off the coast of Honshu, Japan - Friday March 11th. Tectonic is a realtime seismic analysis and sound synthesis system. Sound is created in realtime by earthquakes as they occur across the globe. A tightly integrated system between Max/MSP, Google Earth and Symbolic Sound’s Kyma processes earthquake data that is translated into sound synthesis parameters.”
The harmonic, rhythmic shifts are especially haunting/scary at 1:20, 1:50, 3:00, and 5:20.
Putting Things In Perspective of the Day: NOAA has released this image showing maximum computed tsunami amplitude (in cm) “during 24 hours of wave propagation.”
The data was calculated using the MOST (Method of Splitting Tsunami)forecast model. According to NOAA, “this method takes into account three processes of tsunami evolution: earthquake, transoceanic propagation, and inundation.”