Re: Aftershocks – 114

April 13, 2011 14:00
Multilingual Support Center for the Tohoku Earthquake out at Pacific Ocean
Disaster Information 114th Translation Edition

Re: Aftershocks

One month has passed since the last mega earthquake happened. However, many people may feel uneasy because aftershocks have frequently occurred.

As you may know, a first large earthquake is called as a main quake or a main shock. Following the main quake, a subsequent quake is called as an after quake or an aftershock. The main shock of March 11, which set a record of magnitude 9.0, was so large that aftershocks with an intensity of 5 or more on the Japanese seismic intensity have broken out 408 times for the past one month. The aftershock has happened less as time goes by. However, another strong aftershock can sometimes happen in the area. Also it can do even in a distant location.

If the strong aftershock attacks the area strongly shaken by recent earthquakes, it may extend the damage including house collapses and mudslides. You should keep away from damaged houses and cliffs in the affected area. You should also stay alert on tsunami warnings and earthquake alarms as the afterquake can generate tsunamis.

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