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Japan Quake Changed Coastal Landscape And Not Just Above Sea-Level.

The recent monster quake that hit northeastern Japan altered the earth’s surface, loading stress onto a different segment of the fault line much closer to Tokyo. Last week’s tremor changed the coastal landscape, and not just above sea-level. It created a trench in the sea floor 240 miles long (380 kilometers long) and 120 miles wide (190 kilometers wide) as one tectonic plate dove 30 feet (nine meters) beneath another, said NASA.

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Tsunami’s Effects Offer Clues About Future, California

Researchers are gathering data from the tsunami damage in Northern California to gain a more detailed understanding of how a powerful earthquake or undersea landslide could trigger a tsunami and what those waves could do. About 480,000 Californians live in areas at risk of a 5-foot or greater rise in sea level.

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Tsunami Washes Away Feathered Victims West of Hawaii

This tsunami is indeed a disaster at many levels, including for wildlife. The death of seabirds at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge are much higher than initially thought after tsunami waves pounded the islands, officials said.

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Quake Moved Japan coast by 8 feet: USGS

Japan’s recent massive earthquake, one of the largest ever recorded, appears to have moved the island by about eight feet (2.4 meters), the US Geological Survey said, and earth axis moves ten inches.

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Model Shows Intense Wave Power of Tsunami

A video model created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows, the extraordinary power of the tsunami that struck the coast of Japan, and propagation of waves more than a hundred miles long spreading throughout the Pacific basin.

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Satellite Photos of Japan, Before and After

Before-and-after aerial photos show devastation in Japan.

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Japan: Tsunami Filmed By Amateurs

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Two days later, Japanese TV stations are receiving horrifying footage of the tsunami, filmed by amateurs.

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Japan earthquake and tsunami: How to help

Listed are organizations that are working on relief and recovery in the region.

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The European Commission activates Europe’s civil protection system

Japan is one of the best-prepared countries in the world to cope with disasters, but the sheer magnitude of this earthquake and the tsunami means that international assistance is needed.

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