This blog provides commentary on interesting geological events occurring around the world in the context of my own work. This work is, broadly, geological fluid dynamics. The events that I highlight here are those that resonate with my professional life and ideas, and my goal is to interpret them in the context of ideas I've developed in my research. The blog does not represent any particular research agenda. It is written on a personal basis and does not seek to represent the University of Illinois, where I am a professor of geology and physics. Enjoy Geology in Motion! I would be glad to be alerted to geologic events of interest to post here! I hope that this blog can provide current event materials that will make geology come alive.

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Maps relevant to the Japanese earthquake of 2011

Note: This page view is only for the purpose of providing maps to help with locations. In the GeologyInMotion.com blog, I try to stay away from political positions. This may not always be possible in the links that I provide, but I do my best to provide "the facts, and only the facts!!!"

I am updating the previous posts on the events rather than starting new posts continuously. Unfortunately it's not easy to control the layout of pictures in this blog site. It's "cool" that I can update the posts, but 'not so cool' that these updates don't get widely distributed.

I haven't had time to update my "volcanoes" posts, but here's a brief note:

Note: Shinmoedake volcano, which became active this year after a 50 year repose is not on Honshu, but is on Kyushu, south of Honshu. It is part of the Kirishima cluster (Kirishima is shown on the map).
From here. This map was made before
Shinmoedake volcano, the James Bond volcano,
became active again. See here and here for
previous posts on it.
Prefectures of the affected areas
From here.
Nuclear reactors in Japan.  The ones that appear in the
press are Fukushima Daini, fukushima Daiichi, and Onagawa
From here, a site with a number of interesting maps of Japan.
Click to get larger image.

From here
This site has a good discussion of the tectonics,
earthquakes, tsunami and historical events


Anderson Linaeyev said...

Beautiful and well constructed site. I just happened upon this - and I will most certainly be back.
Thank you!

Susan W. Kieffer said...