Earthquake Japan 2011

Earth’s gravity altered by 2011 Japanese Tōhoku earthquake

Truth Frequency Radio
Dec 05, 2013

TOKYO – Japan’s devastating earthquake in 2011 left its mark on more than the town of Fukushima. The European Space Agency (ESA) says that it had an impact on Earth’s gravity as well. Scientists used data from ESA’s GOCE satellite to show the effects of the 9.0 earthquake that struck east of Japan’s Honshu Island on March 11, 2011. The strength of gravity varies from place to place on Earth, and earthquakes can deform our planet’s crust and cause tiny changes in local gravity. GOCE spent four years mapping out Earth’s gravity with unrivaled precision. One reason values of gravity differ on Earth is because the materials within Earth are inhomogenous and are unevenly distributed. Since earthquakes shift around rock and other material tens of miles below the surface, they cause small changes in the local gravity. Earthquakes under oceans can also change the shape of the sea bed, displacing water and changing the sea level. and develop a global height reference system. Earlier this year, the satellite’s accelerometer and ion thrusters revealed GOCE had “felt” sound waves in space from the Japanese quake. Scientists from the German Geodetic Research Institute (DGFI) and from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands analyzed the high-resolution vertical gravity gradients measured over Japan by GOCE. The team found the quake had clearly ruptured the gravity field in the area. The latest research marks the first example that GOCE was able to find changes over time. The gravity change measured by GOCE differs in size and location, compared to those predicted by standard models.

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Japan's 2011 Tsunami: How Far Will It Go ?

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March 11, 2011 2:41 PM
NOAA just released this graphic displaying their best estimates of how far and high high the tsunami waves will travel after Japan's devastating earthquake yesterday.
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Animated View of Tsunami Wave Height Model

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FAQ

Michelle F
Where can I book a vacation in Italy for the Summer of 2012?

Is there any website online where I can book a vacation for anywhere in Italy (preferably Rome) in either July or August 2012? Someplace inexpensive would be nice. :)

It's too early to book for 2012. Check the travel guides and tourism websites to find the places you'd be interested in visiting and start planning for the trip, but you'll have to wait to actually book anything for those dates. You need to think about rather you want an organized tour or to travel independently, what your budget will look like for the trip, places you'd like to see and things to do on the trip. Then come back with more detailed questions in another year.

Casey!
What is a good book to learn about Italy?

My dream is to take a trip to Italy one day. In the mean time I'd like to learn a lot about it first. What is a good recommended book that can help me learn lots about the country? I guess you could consider it a tour guide, but I want a book that'll talk about all parts of Italy: the food, the places, the shopping, typical famous attractions and must sees. I especially want to know about the beautiful country sides and villages outside of the large cities like Rome and Venice. Also maybe…

I'll add that it doesn't hurt to have some knowlege of the Roman empire and then the Renaissance, too. It's not essential, but it's a major part of Italy's heritage, and a good portion of why it is what it is, today.

Happy (:
Going to Italy alone at 18?

Okay so I would really love the thought of going to Italy for a month in my gap year in 2012 (I know its way off, but I think I should start thinking about it now)

I wanted to go with one of my best friends, but one of them isn't having a gap year and the other just wants to stay in england and save money for university (she's also not a big fan of change and adventure..).


So my question(s) are..

Do you think I'm too young to be going to Italy alone?

Do you have any experience traveling alone? would I just end up feeling very…

Yawn, Italy is boring. It's overrated. If you're going with a lover, then that's different because it's a romantic place. But as a loner, it's pretty yawnish. Go to Thailand. Better scenery, better food, better parties, older history and attractions, much much cheaper, friendlier natives, and lots and lots of backpackers from UK, USA, and Australia who will welcome any loner into their groups.

Lauren Elise
What advice would you give someone who is traveling to Italy?

My mom and I are going to Italy in two years after my first year in college. What advice would you give us as far as when we should go and what we should see? Also, what should we take with us, and what's the best way to travel around once we get there? What did you enjoy/dislike the most about your trip?

Learn a little Italian. This will help you have a better experience. Although it is slowly changing where you will find some Italian speaks English. This is not the case in smaller cities.

1. Depending on your budget you can decide on your mode of travel. Trains are cheap while I say that. Budget airlines now if you book in advance offers really good deals too. To get around rent a car if you intend to explore beyond popular cities, if you are in Rome, Venice, Florence you should not. Parking will be a nightmare.

2. What you should take with you depends on…

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