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Quake moved land mass 17 feet


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The March 11 tremors in Japan shifted the Oshika Peninsula near the epicenter by just over 17 feet and dropped it by just over four feet, the Geospatial Information Authority in Tsukuba, Japan, reported yesterday.
Those two land mass movements are records for Japan, according to government figures.
The global positioning system data from the Tsukuba University-based authority revealed the peninsula on the Pacific coast moved in an east-southeasterly direction toward the epicenter.
The quake also moved land masses in many areas ranging from the northeastern region of Tohoku to the Kanto region including Tokyo, the authority said. (CNN)

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