Skip to comments.Japan earthquake factbox: Entire Japan coast shifted 2.4 metres, earth axis moves ten inches
Posted on 03/12/2011 6:23:38 AM PST by NYer
A massive tsunami sweeps in to engulf a residential area after a powerful earthquake in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan in 140 years struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, cars and farm buildings on fire.
Cars and destroyed homes swept by a tsunami are seen on a street after an earthquake in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture March 12, 2011. Japan confronted devastation along its northeastern coast on Saturday, with fires raging and parts of some cities under water after a massive earthquake and tsunami that likely killed at least 1,000 people.
The letters "SOS" are seen written on the ground at Minami Sanriku Elementary School, after an earthquake in Minami Sanriku Town, Miyagi Prefecture March 12, 2011. Japan confronted devastation along its northeastern coast on Saturday, with fires raging and parts of some cities under water after a massive earthquake and tsunami that likely killed at least 1,000 people.
USGS Dr. Dave Applegate says the Japan earthquake ruptured a 180 mile long by 50 mile wide section of the Earth's crust.
Scientists from the United States Geological Service answered questions from the public this afternoon, with some startling revelations made.
* The first tsunami wave in Samoa was reportedly one foot tall, but the seventh wave was much larger, indicating coastal areas shoudl remain on tsunami advisory well after the first wave hits, even if that wave appears small.
* 100+ aftershocks have rated 5.0 magnitude or more in Japan since the initial shake.
* Earth's axis has reportedly shifted ten inches as a result of the quake, and Japan's coast is said to have permanently shifted 2.4 metres.
* The quake was 900 times stronger than the quake that hammered San Francisco in 1989.
* Aftershocks from the Peru earthquake of almost a year ago are still felt to this day.
* Honshu earthquake occurred on ocean floor of the Pacific plate, bumping 250 miles of coastline.
* Shaking was felt as far away as China.
* The Honshu quake was not as large as the 1964 Alaska earthquake, but was comparable to the recent Chile earthquake.
* Tsunami waves that hit California earlier today washed three onlookers out to sea. Two have been recovered.
* St Louis, Missouri media outlets report that city has moved an inch as a result of the quake.
* Waves from the ensuing tsunami reached 32 feet high.
earthquake moves earth’s axis
If the Earth’s axis has shifted, I imagine that might impact global warming in one direction or another.
‘St Louis, Missouri media outlets report that city has moved an inch as a result of the quake.’
Maybe the EPA will write regulations with penalties to be enforced by the IRS against moving the earth’s axis.
See, I wouldn’t lie to ya!
Earth’s axis has reportedly shifted ten inches as a result of the quake, and Japan’s coast is said to have permanently shifted 2.4 metres.
You would think this type of event would have an impact on climates worldwide...
Im blaming it on the Bush and the Supermoon
Yeah, when I saw the first video, I was moved too. About an inch away from the Monitor.
Earth’s diameter 7,926 miles. Axis shift 10 inches. We’ll be okay. It’s not gonna snow at the equator.
You’re so easily fooled! It was Cheney and his earthquake machine. Hah!
Something similar popped into my head the first time I read the headline: It’s because of global warming!
The SuperMoon guy still hasn’t posted on his website or Twitter about the current event. Seems odd as he was predicting something like this could happen. It is a couple of days outside his time frame. One was March 1-7
Quakes in the Honshu area don’t seem to have slowed down any.
4 - 5 Richters coming at about 15 min intervals.
Doesn’t sound good to me but admittedly I’m not educated on ‘aftershock’ behavior.
The vertical spray would be quite a sight after the wall of water hit that coastline, eh?
St Louis moved an inch due to the quake? Really?
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