On February 28, 2001, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake, located some thirty miles (48 km) below the surface of the Earth moved the ground for a bit more than half a minute. Damage was surprisingly light on account of the epicenter’s depth. A sand tracing pendulum located at a shop in Port Townsend, Washington, called Mind Over Matter (since moved to Sedona, Arizona), produced some very interesting patterns.
The smooth curves you see on the outside are what you normally see when someone sets the pendulum in motion. The seismic activity is responsible for the rose-shaped pattern you see in the middle. A beautiful design by one of nature’s most powerful forces.
- The Rose Drawn by an Earthquake (neatorama.com)
- Seismic fabric could protect old buildings from earthquake harm (smartplanet.com)
- Earthquake hits border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan (en.trend.az)
Flaming Namibian Rainfall - Comment and Photo by Mark Dumbleton
The last light of day illuminates heavy falling rain in hues of oranges, giving much needed moisture to the barren landscape of the Excelsior Farm in the Namib Rand conservancy, Namibia. The already spectacular landscape of Namibia takes on an even more spectacular mood underneath epic, stormy light.