Please note: You are viewing the unstyled version of this website. Either your browser does not support CSS (cascading style sheets) or it has been disabled. Skip navigation.

Image : June 14

  Email    Print  PDF  Change text to small (default) Change text to medium Change text to large

Where the Euro-Asian Plate and the Pacific Plate meet, relative motion between the two has created the deep Japan Trench and occasionally causes strong earthquakes like the one that occurred on March 11.
Where the Euro-Asian Plate and the Pacific Plate meet, relative motion between the two has created the deep Japan Trench and occasionally causes strong earthquakes like the one that occurred on March 11. That event caused the island of Honshu to move east as much as four meters and to subside as much as one meter in places. (Adapted from Jeff McGuire, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

[back]


Last updated: June 6, 2011
 


whoi logo

Copyright ©2007 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, All Rights Reserved, Privacy Policy.
Problems or questions about the site, please contact webdev@whoi.edu