The 2011 tohoku earthquake struck offshore of japan, along a subduction zone where two of earth's tectonic plates collide in a subduction zone, one plate slides beneath another into the mantle, the hotter layer beneath the crust. Satellite photos of japan, before and after the quake and tsunami compare satellite images of areas of japan before and after the disaster.
The earthquake that wrecked christchurch in new zealand last month was a magnitude 63 event around 30 times more energy is released as the magnitude of an earthquake increases one unit, for.
Japan earthquake and tsunami of 2011, also called great sendai earthquake or great tōhoku earthquake, severe natural disaster that occurred in northeastern japan on march 11, 2011.
The causes and impact of the japanese quake and tsunami the march 11, 2011 quake that occurred off japan and the tsunami that followed it were hotly debated at the time of their occurrence matthew ward issued a message the next day describing what he says took place.
Causes and effects of earthquakes in japan 2011 jitveer atwal japan earthquake and tsunami 2011 after doing research on significant events that occurred in the past 12 months within the pacific rim, the topic i finally decided to do my research report on was the recent earthquake and tsunami that devastated japan’s many cities i chose this topic because i was really interested about. This causes earthquakes such as the koyna earthquake in maharashtra the shock waves through rocks set up by the underground testing of atom bombs or hydrogen bombs may be severe to cause earthquake effects of earthquake destructive effects: earthquake causes dismantling of buildings, bridge and other structures at or near epicenter.