The great M9.0 Tohoku earthquake, Japan, March 11, 2011
On 11 March 2011 Japan was struck by the magnitude 9.0 earthquake, one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded by Japanese seismologists or elsewhere. The TV images and videos of the destructions caused by the earthquake and the subsequent tsunami are shocking. This is a time of great trial for the Japanese nation. Today our hearts are with Japanese people who lost their relatives and friends, lost their houses and property. We wish the country a rapid recovery from the earthquake/tsunami disaster.
• Stress transfer model by S. Toda, R. Stein, V. Sevilgen