Monday 14 March 2011

Supersite for Sendai-Oki Earthquake

Supersite is an initiative of the geohazard scientific community, providing access to remotely sensed and in situ geophysical data related with highly hazardous sites in our planet Find out more here.
It has already a dedicated website to the 8.9-9.0 Mw Japan earthquake, which is being now called Sendai-Oki earthquake, and the amount of scientific data is truly impressive. From different focal mechanism solutions to motion vector fields as measured with GPS:

I'd like to hightlight the following:
Preliminary GPS displacement data provided by the ARIA team at JPL (vector fields provided as ASCII data):
Horizontal displacement based on estimated poistion of GEONET stations:

Note that the Supersite is regularly updated, so don't forget to revisit it.


Frank said...

I just hope all that information is put to good use. The best way I can think of is to spread better awareness and teach people the importance of being prepared for the worst by stocking up on emergency supplies and maybe having a good PPLIC plan to help them recover.

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