Shaking Earth – Suess 2.0


Since February 20, 2018, the new interactive animation "Shaking Earth" at the NHM Vienna will provide easy-to-understand and seismologically correct information about global, regional, and local seismic activity on different timescales. Real-time data are provided by connection to the Austrian Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG), as well as a selection of historically significant earthquakes. The animation is operable via touchscreen, and it is accessible at the Natural History Museum Vienna (German/English).


Screenshot of the animation: this level shows daily worldwide seismic records since 1980. The red circles are epicenters; the diameter symbolizes the magnitude. Separate days are selectable optionally; speed is adjustable down on the left-hand side. By clicking the epicenter, one can call up the magnitude of the earthquake.

"Shaking Earth" - Erdbeben-Visualisierung am NHM Wien

Citizen Science Projekt "MacroSeismic Sensor Netzwerk"

Bewegte Erde: Das NHM zeigt die Dynamik des Planeten & das Klima im Wandel


sponsored by the Dr. Emil Suess-Erbschaft (ÖAW)  


in cooperation with the Natural History Museum Vienna (NHMW)  

the Vienna University of Technology and
Austrian Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG)


Project Leader:
Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Mathias Harzhauser
Head of the Geology and Palaeontology Department
Museum of Natural History Vienna (NHMW)

Duration: 09/2017 – 12/2017

Final Report

>>> Symposium Shaking Earth – Erdbeben goes Public! at the NHMW 19. 2. 2018