Earthquake Information

March 11, 2011 (05:46:23 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 9.0 Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan

A magnitude 9.0 earthquake has occurred near the east coast of Honshu, Japan, as a result of thrust faulting on or near the subduction zone interface plate boundary between the Pacific and North American plates. This earthquake generated a tsunami, and a tsunami warning was issued throughout the Pacific.

Recent Earthquake Teachable Moment

Teachable Moment Presentation

Animations and Visualizations

Additional Earthquake Resources

USGS Resources

En Español

View All Recent Earthquake Teachable Moments