Scientist: Japan earthquake shifted by 2.4 meters

Earthquake, which occurred on Friday in Japan, appear to be shifted on the Japanese island of Honshu 2.4 meters, said Saturday a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Kenneth Hudnut, reports CNN.

"At the moment, we know that one of the GPS stations moved by 8 feet (2.4 meters)," — said Kenneth Hudnut, transfers

According to the analysis maps Administration geospatial information, most of the land of Japanese islands significantly shifted.  Previously, NASA experts said that the earthquake in Japan that occurred on Friday, March 11, has led to a shift in the Earth's axis by 15 cm

In addition, according to preliminary calculations, the length Earth's day decreased by 1.6 microseconds.

According to the newspaper VIEW, on Friday in Japan, there was the strongest in the history of the country's 8.9 magnitude quake, shifted the Earth's axis by 10 cm was followed by a tsunami. According to Japanese media, the total number of victims may exceed one thousand.


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