Japan Earthquake & Tsunami

On March 11, 2011, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake shook northeastern Japan, triggering a massive tsunami whose effects were felt as far away as the U.S. West Coast. The temblor damaged several Japanese nuclear reactors, some of which have already partially melted. Take a look at the science behind this disaster.
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Japan Earthquake: Shocks Linger Three Years Later
An aerial view of damage to Sukuiso, Japan, a week after the earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the area in March, 2011.
March 11th, 2014
Millions of Japanese marked the third anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on Tuesday.
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New Footage of Tsunami Dock Found
Japanese dock the washed ashore in Oregon after 2011 tsunami.
July 19th, 2013
Researchers poring over old videos of seabirds in Oregon discovered footage of a Japanese dock that split from its moorings during the 2011 tsunami and washed up in the United States more than a year later.
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Breaking the Ice: Earthquakes Trigger Antarctic 'Icequakes'
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April 22nd, 2013
When the world shakes, so does Antarctica's ice.
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Tsunami Debris 'Island' Headed for US? NOAA Sets Record Straight
Debris from Japanese Tsunami
November 6th, 2013
Debris from the deadly tsunami that struck Japan almost three years ago is drifting across the Pacific Ocean toward North America, and will likely continue to wash onto North American shores over the next few years, according to NOAA.
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Fishing Float Rides 2 Tsunamis ... and Survives
haida gwaii tsunami debris
May 3rd, 2013
Debris from the Japan tsunami was hurled ashore in 2012 after an unusual earthquake.
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Possible Japanese Shrine Fragment Washes Up in Oregon
Itsukushima Shrine torii gate
March 26th, 2013
A painted piece of driftwood could be part of a Shinto shrine sent to see by the 2011 Japanese tsunami.
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Shorelines Could Help Forecast Tsunami Floods
Japan tsunami wave heights
March 13th, 2013
Earthquake fault location can maximize the power of tsunami waves.
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Fishing Float Rides 2 Tsunamis … and Survives
haida gwaii tsunami debris
May 3rd, 2013
Debris from the Japan tsunami was hurled ashore in 2012 after an unusual earthquake.
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Removal of Tsunami Dock Begins in Washington
Japan tsunami dock
March 21st, 2013
A dock set adrift by the 2011 Japan tsunami landed in a remote location.
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