March 13, 2011

Japan's Tsunami visualized


Another great illustration frome NYT reviewing how the shifting tectonic plates in the earth’s crust caused the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

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Source: NOAA Center for Tsunami Research, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
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UPDATE:
This is a slightly different angle showing the same thing, via NOAA
click for larger image

http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/MediaDetail.php?MediaID=680&MediaTypeID=1
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