Thursday, March 10, 2011

7.9 Earthquake Hits Japan...Changed to 8.8 and 7.2 at 28seconds apart

Here is a link that shows some live coverage...http:/
7.9 Earthquake hit Japan at

  • Friday, March 11, 2011 at 05:46:23 UTC
  • Friday, March 11, 2011 at 02:46:23 PM at epicenter
130 km (80 miles) E of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
178 km (110 miles) E of Yamagata, Honshu, Japan
178 km (110 miles) ENE of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
373 km (231 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan

High Tsunami Warning

Weather agency warns of tsunami as high as 10 feet hitting northeast - AP

 (AP) — Japanese television has shown major tsunami damage in northern Japan on Friday, following a magnitude-7.9 earthquake.
Public broadcaster NHK showed cars, trucks, houses and buildings being swept away by tsunami in Onahama city in Fukushima prefecture.
Japan update: Smoke seen rising from port; people rush out of Tokyo buildings
Huge earthquake in Tokyo. I'm ok.

Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Friday, March 11, 2011 at 05:46:23 UTC

Theoretical P-wave Travel Times
This map shows the predicted (theoretical) travel times, in minutes, of the compressional (P) wave from the earthquake location to points around the globe. The travel times are computed using the spherically-symmetric IASP91 reference earth velocity model. The heavy black lines shown are the approximate distances to the P-wave shadow zone (103 to 140 degrees).

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