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To say that last night’s 8.9 earthquake in Japan was horrifying is an understatement. As news stations around the world show photos and video of the damage, the science and specifics of the quake can get lost in the mayhem.

This is Japan’s largest earthquake on record, and the fifth largest in the world since modern recordkeeping began. It is eerily similar to the 9.0 earthquake that struck the Pacific Northwest January 26, 1700, which created a 33 foot high tsunami that reached Japan: http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5098. (more…)

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