Powerful Tsumani Inevitably Followed Japan Earthquake

The earthquake that struck off the Japanese island of Honshu on Friday created classic conditions for a powerful and destructive tsuanmi, geological experts told ABC News. "It's the largest earthquake we believe has taken place off western Honshu since good seismological recording began in the early 20th century," said Dr. John Ebel, director of the Weston Observatory of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Boston College. He said the thrust quake occurred when one tectonic plateā€”the Pacific...Full Story
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