August 6, 2011

Japan Earthquake Shook Atmosphere

Richard Lovett, National Geographic


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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