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Primer: Japan's Nuclear Crisis

This article, by NPR, details the nuclear crisis in Japan following damage to Japanese nuclear power plants following the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Live Blog: Tuesday's News On The Disaster In Japan, March 15, 2011

As the nuclear emergency unfolds following Japan's earthquake and tsunami, this NPR news blog is updated throughout the day to bring the latest news reports, videos and imagery.

Quake moved Japan coast 8 feet, shifted Earth's axis

An article from CNN about how the magnitude 9.0 March 2011 earthquake of the coast of Japan shifted Japan's coast and the Earth's Axis.

Live Blog: Disaster In Japan, Wednesday's Developments, March 16, 2011

This NPR news blog is updated throughout the day to bring the latest news reports, videos and imagery from nuclear emergency and earthquake recovery following Japan's earthquake and tsunami.


This article, from the Why Files, uses images, diagrams, and video to explain the causes of tsunamis and how we might lessen their cataclysmic potential. It includes information and video of the 2011 ...

Tsunami Movement

This map, from ESRI, shows an animated model of tsunami movement throughout the Pacific Ocean following the March 2011 earthquake in Japan. Users can choose from street map, topographic map, and ...

How Japan Shifted

This map, from ESRI, shows how much the earth's surface in Japan shifted because of tectonic plate movement following the March 2011 earthquake. Viewers can use the time slider tool to also see the ...

Hurricanes: Science and Society

The Hurricanes: Science and Society website (HSS) is one of the most comprehensive Internet resources on hurricanes. The HSS website and its associated educational resources provide information on ...

Widespread destruction from Japan earthquake, tsunamis

CNN video and articles related to the aftermath of an 9 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami and whirlpool.

Maps: Where the Japan earthquake and tsunami hit

Several maps from the March 11, 2011 tsunami, including earthquake intensity, where the tsunami hit, historical Japanese earthquakes, and tsunami wave travel times.

Tsunami Waves Strike Japan

CNN video of the 11 March 2011 tsunami that hit Japan after the magnitude 9 earthquake.

Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake

A BBC article with maps related to the 11 March 2011 8.9 Japan earthquake and the tsunami that followed the quake.

Honshu Mw=9 Earthquake 11 March 2011

This web page, from CIRES, provides information, diagrams, and movies related to the March 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami. These visualizations include mechanisms behind the earthquake and tsunami ...

PPP Kinamatic Solution for the Great Tohoku Earthquake, M9.0

This website features animations that show coordinate variations every 1 sec. relative to the pre-earthquake a priori coordinates from the March 2011 Japan earthquake. There are four animation movie ...

Significant Floods in the United States During the 20th Century - USGS Measures a Century of Floods

During the 20th century, floods were the number-one natural disaster in the United States in terms of the number of lives lost and property damage. For more than 110 years the U.S. Geological Survey ...

The High Cost of Safe Hurricanes

This is the page for the Tuesday, August 02, 2005 installment of Earthwatch Radio from the University of Wisconsin. The text script for the show is on the page and there is a link to listen to the ...


This site is a joint effort of NOAA Research and the College of Education at the University of South Alabama. The goal of the site is to provide middle school science students and teachers with ...

Hurricane Charley Progression

This page from NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio presents images and an animation of Hurricane Charley from August 2004. This animation zooms down to the Caribbean Sea where Hurricane Charley ...

Hurricane Isabel Genesis

This animation follows Hurricane Isabel (2003) from its birthplace in the Ethiopian Highlands of East Africa, across the Atlantic Ocean, to the United States. First, the animation zooms into the ...

Ishinomaki Japan Tsunami Before and After Urban 3D Model

This is an urban 3D Model animation showing Ishinomaki, Japan before and after the 2011 tsunami caused severe damage. The before model was created from archival scanned film aerials. The after model ...

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