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New Analyses of The Great East Quake Shake Up Seismology, Point to Another Potential Quake

ADAPTED FROM MARK SIMONS ET AL., SCIENCE (2011) All eyes are now on the southern portion of the length of fault that broke in the Tohoku quake. Neither historical quakes nor the Tohoku quake has broken the offshore, shallow portion of the fault there. And the Tohoku rupture transferred stress southward along the fault, abruptly increasing the stress there. As had been the case to the north, researchers can’t say for sure whether that portion of the fault (marked by the question mark) has been freely slipping without generating quakes or locked and building strain toward a quake. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective … Read entire article »

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Great East Japan Earthquake

On March 11, 2011 at 14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) , an undersea, mega thrust earthquake, registering a preliminary 8.9 on the Richter scale, struck along the coast of Japan. After analysis, by seismologists, the temblor would be classified as a 9.0 magnitude earthquake. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, please let us know. If you wish to reproduce any of our content in full or in more than a phrase or quote, please contact us first to obtain permission. … Read entire article »

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