This animated map with sound effects by US Geological Survey in Oklahoma is incredible. It’s not terribly polished but it delivers a punch to the belly like nothing since CarbonVisuals’ (now Real World Visuals) towering mountain of CO2 over New York. The topic is earthquakes in OK before and after fracking started up. You know there’s going to be an increase, but you can’t prepare for the relentless machine-gun effect. Crank it up!
Brilliant, and a reminder that sound, well used, is incredibly powerful. They credit Seismic Sound Lab at Lamont Doherty/Columbia (http://seismicsoundlab.org ) with making the animation. You should take a look at their other work too.
I think this is in with a great chance of being my dataviz of the year.