Hearing the Japanese Earthquake - Clip 2

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Hearing the Japanese Earthquake - Clip 2

This recording of the 2011 Japanese earthquake was taken near the coastline of Japan between Fukushima Daiichi (the nuclear reactor site) and Tokyo. The initial blast of sound is the 9.0 mainshock. As the earth's plates slipped dozens of meters into new positions, aftershocks occurred. They are indicated by "pop" noises immediately following the mainshock sound. These plate adjustments will likely continue for years.


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  • Created By: Jason Maderer
  • Created On: Feb 22, 2012 - 1:20pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:58pm