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  1. #1 Japan and the tectonic plates 
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    Jan 2011
    It's no wonder that the Japanese people suffer from seismic disasters so often -- Japan resides on boundaries of four tectonic plates: Eurasian, Pacific, North American, and Philippine:

    It's amazing to think that the people of our small city here in the USA and people in Tokyo are sitting on the same plate. But some tectonic maps I've seen show the North American plate a bit north of Japan. Anyone have any other info on this?

    (BTW, it's very encouraging to NOT see looting after a disaster -- my hat is off to the Japanese people and their culture and my heart is with them -- along with a few dollars donated.)

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