The idea of a great infographic is simple; make sure that the ideas flow evenly either in a pattern or a straight line. People are more visual and symbolisms should appropriately work. In this earthquake infographic, while a bit text-heavy, it is extremely informative.
Sharing a huge amount of statistics could be risky against the aesthetic of an infographic, but the clever usage of symbols and locations help give the reader a “flow” as to which information should come first and use a “visual cue” to embed the figures indicated in the infographic. Using location dots in the infographic against the silhouettes of countries make it easier for readers to remember and digest the information.
While the infographic could still use more work in organisation, the symbols are helpful enough to be understood and the information digested quicker.