Sunday, March 13, 2011

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Map

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Map. On March 11, 2011, at 05:46:23 UTC, a magnitude 8.9 earthquake hit off the Oshika Peninsula of Japan. This is the largest earthquake to hit Japan in recorded history and one of the largest in the world since records began. The earthquake has triggered tsunamis, which have hit coastal areas of Japan.

The goal of the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami website is to disseminate information widely, inform the general public of the worst hit areas, and facilitate recovery planning. Map layers are being added over time as more data becomes available.


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