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April 14, 2011

Japan Quake Map — Today's Earthquakes: "Japan won't stop shaking"

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No wonder people there are antsy — I got anxious just looking at the map on this site, which displays the date, time, magnitude and precise location of each of the over 1,000 — yes, you read correctly — earthquakes and aftershocks that have occurred in and near Japan since March 11 of this year.

Joel Achenbach wrote in this past Tuesday's Washington Post front page story, "Japan won't stop shaking. One month after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the nation rode out yet another powerful aftershock Monday, the second in four days. This one rattled buildings in Tokyo and briefly cut power to the damaged nuclear plant in Fukushima."

U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Ross Stein told Achenbach, "It will take probably a decade before this aftershock sequence is over. The watchword in Tokyo should be long-term vigilance. Nobody should think this should go away in a few weeks or a few months.'"

A decade.

Hhh

That's a long time, even off the Internet.

[via Milena]

April 14, 2011 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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Man, I can't tell you how glad I am that I went to Japan for two wonderful weeks back in 2002. Just a few weeks ago, I still pined to go back. Now, not so much.

Posted by: Rocketboy | Apr 14, 2011 11:59:03 PM

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