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Originally posted by Brogue
Aftershocks will happen for months after a large quake
I live in Christchurch, New Zealand where we had a 7.1 quake in September.
We have had over 5000 aftershocks since then. The largest was a 6.3 on Feb 22 that devastated the central city and killed approx 185 people.
The experts here were saying the Japan quake was some 8000 times stronger than our big one.
The aftershocks from a mag 9 quake will be felt for a long time to come..
Originally posted by Ryanssuperman
I'm just looking for an explanation as to why Japan is still getting quakes, as strong as 6.6, 13 days (and counting) after the 9.2? Are these aftershocks? Do aftershocks usually last this long for a quake of this magnitude?
Thanks for any info you can give me.edit on 24-3-2011 by Ryanssuperman because: (no reason given)