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Japan is situated on four tectonic plates. The earthquake was the result of movement between two of the plates. The Pacific Plate and the Eurasian Plate.
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How did the Japan earthquake happen?

The Earth is covered with tectonic "plates", partial shells of rock. As heat is distributed from the Earth's core, it moves the plates around very slowly. But the plates stick

When did the 2011 Japan earthquake happen?

The magnitude 9.0 earthquake that hit Japan in 2011 occurred at  14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) on Friday 11 March 2011.    You can see what time that was in your area in the r

Where did the Japan earthquake happen?

The epicenter of the Japan Earthquake which occurred on 11 March was 125 kilometers away from Japan North Eastern Coast. The Focus Point was 24 kilometers deep into the ground

Why did the earthquake really happen in japan?

Because the Pacific Plate is moving to the northwest, and Japan, New Zealand, Alaska, and California are all located on the boundary of that plate. Haiti and Chili are on the

What is the name of the earthquake happened in Japan?

The magnitude 9.0 quake in Japan is called the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and also known as the Great East Japan Earthquake from sources including the Ministry of Foreign Affa

How did the earthquake and the tsunami happen in Japan?

The earthquake was the moving of two plates that have been stressing for centuries, many miles away from japan. The tsunami was a result of the lifting of one plate in the oc

How did the earthquake in happen in japan?

It was an abduction type of quake, which means that one tectonic plate (the Pacific) slid over top of another (the North American). The effect of one part of the earth's crust