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Japan quake released immense stress – study

John Kerr posted in on February 8th, 2013.

Samples of rock drilled from depths of the Pacific seafloor have revealed the tremendous release of tectonic pressure that occurred during the 2011 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake. The findings could have important implications for the understanding of fault boundaries and tsunami risk near New Zealand, says a Kiwi geologist involved the research. The new study, published today […]

Japan’s quake, tsunami one year on – Experts respond

John Kerr posted in on March 7th, 2012.

On March 11 last year a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit off the coast of Japan triggering a powerful tsunami. Resulting waves reached heights of 40 metres and pushed a wall of seawater inland as far as 10 km in some regions. The human toll was immense, with over 15,000 people confirmed dead and an additional […]

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