Global seismicity, 2000-2015
Here’s an animation (mp4) of all earthquakes between 2000-2015 with magnitude greater than 4 from the ANSS catalog. The size of the circles are scaled to the magnitude of the earthquake. New events are white; older events fade from yellow to red to black. Made with ObsPy, GMT, and ffmpeg.
Explosion of Antares rocket
Failed launch on 28 October 2014, 22:22 GMT
An unmanned rocket intended to resupply the International Space Station exploded shortly after launching from Wallops Island, Virginia. The explosion was recorded at nearby Transportable Array stations, including R61A. I created some plots of the particle motion showing a nice Rayleigh wave. Time is relative to the start time of the seismogram (not the event origin time).