Japan

To better understand the earthquakes and associated tectonic setting and ground shaking, we propose to study earthquakes in Southeast Asia, the most seismically active region on the earth, with a s

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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.

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21 Oct 2016

In the afternoon of 21 October 2016, a moderate earthquake (Mw 6.2) struck the city of Kurayoshi, located on the northern coast of weste

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16 Apr 2016

On 14 April 2016, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that a magnitude-6.2 earthquake occurred north of Kumamoto, Japan.

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28 Mar 2011

The past hundred years of Japanese earthquakes recorded by modern instruments had led some scientists to think that the largest of earthquakes woul

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

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