The M9.0 Japanese Earthquake in 2011
Three and a half years ago, Japan was hit by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake, called the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake. It is still fresh in memory for many Japanese because of the huge tsunami that swept automobiles and houses just like toys and also because of the accidents at the Fukushima nuclear power plant that remain problematic today. For seismologists, its size, the magnitude 9.0, was a surprise by itself. Toshiro Tanimoto will discuss this earthquake and its associated phenomena from the perspective of a seismologist who lived in Tokyo at the time.
Toshiro Tanimoto ist Professor für Geowissenschaften an der UC Santa Barbara. Im Wintersemester 2014/15 hält er sich als Visiting Fellow am CAS auf.