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18 Jun 2018

In the video below, Assistant Professor Wei Shengji, Principal Investigator at the Earth Observatory of Singapore, suggests that the earthquake tha

How did the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake Change Earth’s Rotation?

The devastating 2011 Tohoku earthquake in northeastern Japan was a record-breaker on many levels. The magnitude-9.0 quake was Japan’s largest recorded and the world’s fourth biggest earthquake since 1900. Most terribly, it unleashed a 39-metre high tsunami, killing almost 16,000 people and causing a nuclear meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

Map of the "Ring of Fire" showing volcanoes, seismicity and plate boundaries around the Pacific Ocean.

A report by Channel News Asia featuring Professor Kerry Sieh about Japan's nuclear problem after the Tohoku earthquake in March 2011. 

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