Sunday, April 17, 2016

Japanese Eathquake

From the TNCE Facebook page:

A Japanese scientist says the fault that caused the 7.0 earthquake on Saturday shifted horizontally by 1.8 meters (that's about 6 feet for you Theater majors) in a few locations.

The entire Futagawa Fault measures about 50 kilometers (31 miles). It appears that the rupture moved to the northeast over a period of 20 seconds.

There was also a vertical shift of 0.7 meters (28 inches) along sections of the fault.

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