Earth.Audio

Listen to earthquakes detected worldwide over the past 24 hours.

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Earth.Audio is a visualisation with sound of seismic activity on our planet over the past 24 hours. This information is used to generate sounds procedurally.

Translating seismic activity to sound

The pitch, duration, attack and release of each note depends properties of the earthquake data. They always move in gradual steps to produce tones that are pleasing and engaging. An element of chance and randomness means that no two play throughs are the same.

Depth

The depth information of each data point moves the note up or down in frequency.

Magnitude

The magnitude influences the duration of the attack. Quakes with high magnitudes are also larger on the map.

Latitude & Longitude

The data is visualised on an abstract representation of a 2-dimensional map.

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