Thread: Historical Earthquake - 2011 Magnitude 9.1 Japan

Started: 2021-03-11 01:43:37
Last activity: 2021-03-11 01:43:37
Tammy Bravo
2021-03-11 01:43:37
Ten years ago today a magnitude 9.1 earthquake occurred in Japan. The
earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of Honshu, Japan’s main
island, and initiated a series of large tsunami waves that devastated many
coastal areas of the country, most notably in the Tōhoku region
(northeastern Honshu). The tsunami also instigated a major nuclear accident
at a power station along the coast.

This is our last historical earthquake that we are highlighting in
collaboration with the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) system,
which is operational in Oregon beginning today! A powerpoint and animation
have been prepared with additional details about this earthquake and
ShakeAlert.

This resource can be downloaded from:
http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm

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