2011 Tohoku earthquake 3D model

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3D model of 2011 Tohoku earthquake's hypocenter disposition.
Earthquakes over magnitude 6.0 are showed by spheres. You can see positional relation between hypocenters and plates, time course of earthquakes.
April 24 2017
Separated from Japanese version.
April 26 2016
Replaced by light version.
November 22 2011
Revised.
November 20 2011
Revised drastically.
November 03 2011
Released.

Description

2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, marked magnitude 9.0, occurred on March 11 at the depth of 23.7 km offshore Miyagi prefecture. The point is bounds of Pacific Plate and Eurasian plate.
After the main earthquake, 66 earthquakes over magnitude 6.0 occurred nearby the epicenter until March 13.
From March 14 to end of August, 51 earthquakes over magnitude 6.0 occurred mainly around outer edge of the epicenter.
You can see that spread of hypocenters stops where Pacific Plate is sinking under Philippine Sea plate.
Additionally, 8 earthquakes over magnitude 6.0 occurred on March 9 and 10 just before the main earthquake at the northeast of the epicenter.

Download

Needs freeware "Molcer" over ver.1.27.

3D data:
TohokuEarthquakeE.zip

Added Hypocenters over Magnitude 1.0 Ver.:
TohokuEarthquake2E.zip Added M1+

Unzip these files.

*) If you use this data, show source as 「http://www.white-rabbit.jp/contents/TohokuEarthquake/indexE.html and link to the page.
3D view of 2011 Tohoku earthquake
Screen shot.
Green:
Surface of Pacific Plate
Orange:
Surface of Philippine Sea plate
Earthquakes over magnitude 6.0
Purple:
Main Earthquake on March 11
Blue:
Earthquakes from March 9 to 10
Red:
Earthquakes from March 11 to 13
Yellow:
Earthquakes from March 14 to August 31
Hypocenter of 2011 Tohoku earthquake

Movie.
Also available for scaling, viewing section by arbitrary clipping plane, and so on.
3D view of hypocenter of 2011 Tohoku earthquake
Screen shot (added over magnitude 1.0 ver).
Green:
Surface of Pacific Plate
Orange:
Surface of Philippine Sea plate
Sphere:
Earthquakes over magnitude 6.0
Purple:
Main earthquake on March 11
Blue:
Earthquakes from March 9 to 10
Red:
Earthquakes from March 11 to 13
Yellow:
Earthquakes from March 14 to August 31
Point:
Earthquakes from March 9 to August 31 over magnitude 1.0


Movie (added over magnitude 1.0 ver).
Also available for scaling, viewing section by arbitrary clipping plane, and so on.

References

Referred following papers or documents.