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Massive 7.6 earthquake shifts Japan coastline by over 800 feet, satellite images reveal – IndiaTimes

Massive 7.6 earthquake shifts Japan coastline by over 800 feet, satellite images reveal – IndiaTimes

NEW DELHI: On January 1, 2024, a powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struckJapan, causing remarkable changes to the coastline of theNoto Peninsula. This seismic event prompted evacuation orders for residents in coastal areas that experienced significant uplift. Satellite imagery revealed that the intense uplift extended the coastline by up to 820 feet (250 meters), an area larger than two American football fields.A tsunami of several meters (feet) followed the initial major quake, adding to the damage.Aftershocks have continued daily.Thousands of people made homeless by a powerful earthquake on the western coast of Japan were coping with weariness and uncertainty a week after the temblor… 

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