View Live Aftershock Activity in Japan

BY Travis Daub  March 11, 2011 at 6:03 PM EST

Aftershocks continue to rock cities across Japan after an 8.9-magnitude struck off the country’s east coast. To see a live view of seismic activity in the region we created a Google Earth map, overlaid with United States Geological Service data. The map will update at least every 30 minutes, showing new aftershocks as red circles.

The Japanese Meteorological Agency has announced that Japan should expect to experience strong aftershocks for at least a month.

This map requires the Google Earth browser plugin. Download the plugin here. Click the image above to view the live map.