What does an earthquake look like if you're a small fish in a big pond?
It looks like this:
The U.S. Geological Survey has just released this video of the April 4th earthquake's effect on the Devils Hole Pupfish, which lives on a ledge of a pool in the Mojave Desert.
More details here.
Is it just me or does this video load 30 frames, pause, download the next 30, play, pause, wash, rinse, repeat?
The video is veeeeeeery slow to load. After 30 minutes, it was halfway loaded, which is enough to get the idea.
I'm getting the same slow load. I gave up after several minutes and what should have been 19 seconds into the video. I never did figure out what in the shot was the fish we were supposed to be looking at, so I lost interest. No patience today.
This truely shows some of the devastating nature of the surface waves caused by earthquakes... if this interests you, I suggest reading up on the Hebgen Lake earthquake in Montana (1959).