The quake was 900 times stronger than the quake that hammered San Francisco in 1989.
100+ aftershocks have rated 5.0 magnitude or more in Japan since the initial shake.
Earth's axis has reportedly shifted ten inches as a result of the quake, and Japan's coast is said to have permanently shifted 2.4 metres.
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I DID MORE RESEARCH ON THE SOURCE OF THE 10 INCH AXIS SHIFT AND FOUND THIS:
The impact of the earthquake that hit Japan this morning shifted the earth's rotation axis is nearly 10 inches. It's the preliminary result of studies carried out by INGV, National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology. According to Richard Gross, a geophysicist at NASA, the Earth's rotation rate is increased causing a shortening of 1.6 microseconds duration of the day. A microsecond is one millionth of a second. The Sumatra earthquake of 2004 caused a shortening of the days of 6.8 microseconds.