Monday, 11 March 2013

Illustration of the Day: 11th of March


The 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tōhoku was a magnitude 9.03 (Mw) undersea megaearthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred on 11th of March 2011. It was the most powerful known earthquake ever to have hit Japan. The earthquake triggered powerful tsunami waves that reached heights of up to 40.5 metres and which, in the Sendai area, travelled up to 10 km inland. The earthquake moved Honshu (the main island of Japan) 2.4 m east and shifted the Earth on its axis by estimates of between 10 cm and 25 cm.


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