August 6, 2011

Japan Earthquake Shook Atmosphere

Richard Lovett, National Geographic


NOAA

The giant earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan in March were so strong that their vibrations almost reached space, a new study says.

 

The vertical motion of the ground shaking and swelling tsunami waves produced the vibrations, which pressed upward against the overlying air, said Emile Okal, a geophysicist at...

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