How Shifting Plates Caused the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

New York Times

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 contains maps of the magnitude of shaking and predicted tsunami wave heights from the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

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Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Coastal Hazards, Floods/Fluvial Processes
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Special Interest: Hazards