Daily Archives: March 13, 2011

Japanese once-in-a-millennium earthquake tilted the world’s axis by 25cm

The earthquake that struck Japan on Friday was so powerful that it actually moved the whole planet by 25cm, experts say.According to Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology the 9.0 magnitude ‘quake was so powerful it shifted the axis … Continue reading

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Quake moved Japan by 8 feet: USGS

Japan’s recent massive earthquake, one of the largest ever recorded, appears to have moved the island by about eight feet (2.4 meters), the US Geological Survey said.Friday’s 8.9 magnitude quake unleashed a terrifying tsunami that engulfed towns and cities on … Continue reading

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The massive 8.9-magnitude quake damaged two power plants’ cooling systems and workers are using workarounds to keep the nuclear cores cool.Temperatures at one of the reactors are rising, fueling fears of an explosion.The United States has sent nuclear experts to … Continue reading

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NASA ‘s Terra satellite’s Image:Flooding from Tsunami near Sendai, Japan

NASA’s Terra satellite’s first view of northeastern Japan in the wake of a devastating earthquake and tsunami reveal extensive flooding along the coast. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) acquired the right image of the Sendai region on March 12, … Continue reading

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