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sa: 'earthquake forecasting' by strongstuff sa: 'earthquake forecasting' by strongstuff
this is a two page spread that i illustrated for the april 2011 issue of scientific american.

i'll let the words of richard allen (the author) explain the story better than i ever could:

Within seconds of an earthquakeís first subtle motions, scientists can now predict with some certainty how strong and widespread the shaking will be. By integrating new science with modern communication technologies, we could get a few tens of secondsí warning, or perhaps a half minute, to those in harmís way. That may not sound like much, but itís enough to send shutdown warnings to power plants and rail networks, automatically open elevator doors and alert fire fighters.

pretty amazing stuff.

in order to visually convey all of that, i chose to mesh a seismograph line with a city skyline with the arm on the seismograph doubling as the second hand of a clock.
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YearOfTheAwks Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student
so cool
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Sketchman147 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
I never knew there was sucha thing. Thanks for bringing it up. That could help Japan in case another one strikes the country.
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wa-wa-wa-wa Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
O: clever! D:
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muzski Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
'Metropolis'-style works well.
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BuckleyTypographics Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well done. Great color. Supports the story.
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