Watching the earth move

Scientists now say the tectonic event off the coast of Japan may have shifted the island by as much as thirteen feet.

We’ve been thinking about this as “an earthquake” but this Youtube video tracks the remarkable popcorn effect of major temblors between March 9 and March 14 (Monday).

Each second that passes on the video represents approximately an hour of real time.

The big quake comes at about 1:17.  But remember, many of these “small” events are as big as the severe quake that caused millions of dollars of damage in Massena in 1944.

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