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Japan Picks Up After Earthquake, Tsunami

March 12, 2011

Yesterday’s massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake moved the Japanese coast of Honshu Island about 8 feet in places and was powerful enough to cause the Earth’s axis to wobble about 4 inches.  It also created a tsunami roughly as powerful as the big Indonesian quake produced back in 2004.  While the death toll remains low compared [...]

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8.8 Quake Hits Chile

February 27, 2010

A massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Chile at about 3:34am local time.  Aftershocks have followed throughout the morning, day and now into the night.  The power of the quake set off a tsunami which is (at the very moment I write this post) hitting Hawaii with about an 8-foot swell.  Because of the new early [...]

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