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Japan is vulnerable because it sits on top of the intersection of the Pacific Plate and at least three others
Japan is vulnerable because it sits on top of the intersection of the Pacific Plate and at least three others – the Eurasian Plate, a sub plate and the Philippine Plate. Geologists aren’t exactly sure how many plates and sub plates are in the area, but they are all colliding and grinding against each other. In fact, Japan was created millions of years ago by all of this plate shifting.
This is what I was thinking. While most of the water receded, I'm sure a lot of it soaked into the ground, got in between cracks in the pavement, etc., etc.
Originally posted by greenfox83
If you look at the pavement you can tell it is just a thin layer of payment. The flooding caused the water to enter beneath the pavement making an effect like this. It is not a phenomena, it's just that Japan had a Tsunami and the water went under the pavement.
this used to be part of Tokyo Bay