The Conjuring

I took a break from data analysis this evening to watch The Conjuring again. I enjoy this sort of spooky film. When it comes to horror, I usually prefer spooky, ghosts, hauntings, etc., to non-supernatural horror.

Shaking Up Data

Graph of earthquakes

I spent a good part of the day working on a final project for my Big Data Analytics class. I’m looking at the last 10 years of earthquake data. This visualization shows quakes with a magnitude of 3.0+ in 2006. The larger circles represent the correspondingly greater energy release in larger quakes. I also like how mapping the data traces the plate boundaries. It makes it really clear just how active our world is, and how many earthquakes happen in a single year.

I still need to finish my report and a demonstration of the project. In addition to the data, I’m also looking at media responses, and data gathered which shows the reactions to—or lack of reactions to—earthquakes. Why is it that so many of us are unprepared for a major incident?