Tag Archives: Japan

Magnitude 8.9 (or 9.0, or 9.1!) Earthquake off the coast of Japan

Around 3pm local time yesterday, there was a massive earthquake about 100 miles off the east coast of northern Honshu Island, Japan. Initially calculated to be a magnitude 8.9, it has since been upgraded: the current CMT solution at the … Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, focal mechanisms, geohazards, tectonics

Friday focal mechanisms

A brief summary of the past two week’s significant earthquakes, and their tectonic context. Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, geophysics