We all watched this unfold on TV March 11th 2011 as the quake hit Japan, Dr. Daniel McNamara a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey said that the disaster left a gigantic rupture in the sea floor 217-miles long and 50 miles wide. It also shifted Japan’s coast by eight feet in some parts.
Japan is situated along the world’s most active earthquake belt, the Pacific Ring of Fire, where rigid plates in the Earth’s crust collide along the rim of the Pacific Ocean. This earthquake originated 231 miles northeast of Tokyo and 80 miles east of Sendai, Honshu in the Pacific Ocean. The earthquake occurred at a depth of about 15.2 miles.
In this area the Pacific Plate, the plate beneath the Pacific Ocean is moving almost due west and being pushed down into the Earth’s interior along a trench off Japan’s east coast.
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