Japan Earthquake/Tsunami - SOS Playlist

Introduction

Japan Natural Disaster on the MGG Portal

japan_tsunami_waves.jpg Japan Tsunami Wave Propagation

This dataset is a model put together by the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory that simulates the waves of the December 26, 2004 tsunami the first thirty-six hours after it occurred.

Click here for movie version on the MGGP

japan_quake.jpg Japan Tsunami Wave Propagation, March 11, 2011

On March 11, 2011 at 2:45 p.m. local time, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake occurred 81 miles (130 km) off the east coast of Sendai, Honshu, Japan, triggering a massive tsunami.

rt_earthquake.jpg Real-time Earthquakes

This dataset displays all of the earthquakes every hour from March 20, 2006 through March 27, 2006.

TsunamiWarning-movie-tn.png Tsunami Warning! (YouTube)

Seismic and tsunami phenomena, their measurement and official response.

US NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

neic_c0001xgp_small Magnitude 9.0, March 11, 2011
Near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

Tracking Marine Debris from 2011 Tsunami

FukushimaRadiation-tn.jpg Fukushima Radiation

The 2011 Tohuku East Japan earthquake and resulting tsunami caused a variety of failures at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant which resulted in radioactive emissions to the atmosphere. The earthquake occurred on March 11th at 14:26 Japan Standard Time (JST), the tsunami about one hour later at 15:41, and by 16:36 a nuclear emergency was reported. By the early morning hours of March 12th, radioactive emissions were occurring from the plant.

NOAA-tn.jpg NOAA Tsunami Website

A tsunami is a series of ocean waves generated by sudden displacements in the sea floor, landslides, or volcanic activity. In the deep ocean, the tsunami wave may only be a few inches high. The tsunami wave may come gently ashore or may increase in height to become a fast moving wall of turbulent water several meters high.
NOAA has primary responsibility for providing tsunami warnings to the Nation, and a leadership role in tsunami observations and research.

Tsunami movies on YouTube

Top 10 Historical Earthquakes
This historical dataset highlights the locations of the top ten recorded earthquakes, with additional smaller earthquakes as well. The top ten earthquakes are in yellow text, and all the others are in red text. Each bullseye represents an earthquake, with the size of the bullseye proportional to the magnitude of the earthquake.

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