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How the Quake Shifted Japan


Science & Tech  (tags: earthquake, interesting, nasa, research, science, technology )

Kathy
- 1420 days ago - photoblog.msnbc.msn.com
This week's earthquake caused the main island of Japan to shift as much as 13 feet to the east, seismologists say. That may sound like a shocker, but it's just one of the natural changes that come along with an 8.9-magnitude temblor...



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Sue Matheson (76)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 9:33 pm
wow.
 

Freya H. (318)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 8:01 am
Isn't the Pacific Ocean supposed to be shrinking? Nice - now my next trip to Nippon won't be so long. :D
 

Jeff Markus (3)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 12:14 pm
The planet we live on is still evolving and we may be only temporary visitors as the 3rd rock spins on its journey.
Jeff The Chicagoan
Just waiting for the New Madrid fault to pop
 

Veronika Sadilkova (10)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 12:39 pm
Interesting.
 

Brad Kraus (6)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 1:12 pm
Unbelievable
 

Sir Walk F. (124)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 1:23 pm
fascinating
 

Scarlett Z. (68)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 1:39 pm
Freya, how can you joke about something like this? Don't you see how that people are suffering?
I can't believe it.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (120)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 1:45 pm
incredible !
 

William Y. (54)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 2:39 pm
The dynamics of the earth are awesome.
 

John H. (7)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 2:44 pm
Freya The Wanderer:

Yes but your trip to London may be longer.
 

Jane R. (101)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 2:48 pm
Interesting data. Thanks.
 

William Y. (54)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 2:59 pm
To John & Freya yes and a change in direction from Oakland to San Francisco.
 

Judith H. (27)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 3:03 pm
also known as the earth's crust displacement theory
 

LongBeachGrows aka LB Grows (1)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 3:58 pm
Amazing.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 4:14 pm
Thanks Kathy.
 

Carol Cowbrough (95)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 5:06 pm
Very interesting. Thank you.
 

A Weber (27)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 5:14 pm
This truly is a remarkable amount of force. Maybe Mother Earth will do away with us all together one day.
 

Jae A. (321)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 7:39 pm
Interesting ! Thanks for sharing.
 

Joy Wong (76)
Monday March 14, 2011, 1:12 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Bon L. (0)
Monday March 14, 2011, 5:49 am
Thanks for the info.
 

Marıanna M. (0)
Monday March 14, 2011, 8:11 am
noted
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Monday March 14, 2011, 11:54 am
Very interesting information. Thanks.
 

Cindy C. (125)
Monday March 14, 2011, 2:19 pm
oh my goodness me that is so scary and I hope they do not have another one worse than that ????? poor poor people awwww
 

Jessica Warpenburg (1)
Monday March 14, 2011, 2:20 pm
wow.
 

Maria A. (12)
Monday March 14, 2011, 5:18 pm
Thank you
 

A Weber (27)
Monday March 14, 2011, 8:23 pm
CRAZY!
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Monday March 14, 2011, 11:24 pm
Interesting thanks for providing info
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 5:17 am
Noted, thanks.
 

J. R. (0)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 6:29 am
Now the planet is in peril again, how much can it take?

This should prove for once and for all: Alternative Energy is imperative. Japan known for strong winds and water - why not use these powers? Why not solar?
 

Valerie R. (0)
Friday April 1, 2011, 9:33 am
Thirteen feet ? Everywhere else says 8 feet
 
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