Articles tagged "tohoku earthquake"

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Japan's earthquakes and tectonic setting

Japan has more measurable earthquakes than any other country and has over 100 active volcanoes. These both result from Japan being wedged among four major tectonic plates. The tectonics are complicated, but in this animation, IRIS attempted to look at the basic...

June 15, 2017

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Strong earthquake M 6.0 struck near crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi plant

A strong earthquake registered as M 6.0 (JMA) on Richter scale struck northeastern Japan on August 4, 2013 at 03:28 UTC. JMA reported depth of 50 km. This earthquake was 41 km away from March 11, 2011 devastating M 9.0 "Tohoku earthquake" and about

August 04, 2013

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Important earthquakes captured at the moment of the event by CCTV and other cameras

Earthquake-Report posted a great video compilation prepared by Raghad Rabah, showing powerful earthquakes captured by security cameras, video surveillance cameras and phone cameras in the moment of actual event. Ten videos bellow are ordered by the magnitude (USGS)...

October 06, 2012

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WE WATCH: Is Japan going to sink?! pt.3 - Seabed shifted by 50 meters (165 feet) - the largest slip yet recorded

The massive waves were triggered by a devastating 9.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan last March and crippled the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, gave the sea floor a huge shove toward Honshu, Japan's largest island. But until now it has been unclear how

December 04, 2011

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Japan tsunami debris on course to hit US

Debris from the devastating tsunami that hit Japan on March 11 has turned up exactly where scientists predicted it would after months of floating across the Pacific Ocean. Finding and confirming where the debris ended up gives them a better idea of where it's headed

October 17, 2011

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Great Tohoku earthquake probably shook Earth's upper atmosphere before it shook the Earth

The devastating earthquake that struck Japan this year may have rattled the highest layer of the atmosphere even before it shook the Earth, a discovery that one day could be used to provide warnings of giant quakes, scientists find.The magnitude 9.0 quake that struck

October 08, 2011

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Japan's 11 March mega-quake shifted the ocean floor sideways by more than 20m

Japan's 11 March mega-quake shifted the ocean floor sideways by more than 20m (65ft), according one instrument placed on the seabed off the nation's coast. This direct measurement exceeds the displacement suggested by some models built only from data gathered on

May 22, 2011

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Atmospheric changes prior to Japan quake revealed - could we predict quakes afterall?

Scientists say that the atmosphere above the epicenter of Japan’s catastrophic March 11 earthquake underwent significant changes prior to the tectonic thrust. Preliminary studies of the phenomena by Chapman University researcher Dimitar Ouzounov and several intern

May 21, 2011

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Earth movements from Japan earthquake confirmed via satellites

Satellite images have been essential for helping relief efforts in Japan following the massive quake that struck on 11 March. Now scientists are using ESA’s space radars to improve our understanding of tectonic events.Scientists are calling on data from the

March 31, 2011

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Is Japan going to sink? pt.2

We would like to point out some observations of tsunami flooded areas after devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan a week ago. We bring you some amazing satellite images that show areas affected by tsunami - before and after. You can compare the impact...

March 20, 2011

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Is Japan going to sink? pt.1

Record land mass movement has been observed in Miyagi. Quake-hit Oshika Peninsula moved 5.3 meters and dropped 1.2 meters according to Geospatial Information Authority. Government showed both records data on Saturday. Geospatial Information Authority based in Tsukuba

March 19, 2011