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Tsunami Event - March 11, 2011 Honshu (northeastern Taiheiyou)

This website, from NOAA, hosts a collection of links to images, animations, and videos related to the 2011 tsunami in Japan. The graphics display forecast results, showing qualitative and ...

Japan earthquake: Footage of moment tsunami hit

This video footage shows the force at which the tsunami struck Japan's coast. In the fishing port of Miyako, in Iwate prefecture, boats were overturned, while video from Kamaishi city shows cars ...

How Shifting Plates Caused the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

This page features USGS visualizations including a slide show of the sudden movement of the Pacific tectonic plate under the North American plate caused a massive earthquake and a tsunami. It also ...

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.

Google Earth Blog: Great collection of resources for the Fukushima power plant

This Google Earth blog entry features a single network link from Valery Hronusov devoted to the Fukushima power plant. The file is packed with information about the plant -- photo overlays, 3D ...

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 ...

Earthquake early warning videos

This web page features videos of the early warning system in action, images of some professional poster presentations, and a description of an in-class kinesthetic activity about how the early ...

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 ...

Tohoku Tsunami Created Icebergs In Antarctica

This website, from NASA, offers an article, images, and a video about the connection between the 2011 tsunami off the coast of Japan and a large ice calving event in Antarctica. Scientists observed ...

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 ...

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