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JAPAN EARTHQUAKE, 2011

Japan is located on the Ring Of Fire, where 90% of the world Earthquakes occur. So this region is very active with respect to Plate tectonics.

Three Plates are colliding and subducting in this region, these plates are :

1- The Euroasian Plate, 2- The Pacific Plate and 3- The phillippian Plate.

As a result of the collision and subduction, energy released and travelled as waves ( P-wave and S-wave ) with different…

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Added by Dr. Talal F. Abdulkareem on March 11, 2011 at 2:25pm — No Comments

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