Japanese Quakes, Tsunamis Map 1900-2011

This map shows the details of Japan’s 8.9 source earthquake, 11 March 2011, embedded in a map of large quakes and tsunamis between 1900 and 2004.


This map shows the details of Japan's 8.9 source earthquake, embedded in a map of its historically larger quakes and tsunamis.

Image courtesy of NOAA’s West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center.


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