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Japanese earthquake stirred South Florida waters (3" up/down)

Groundwater levels in South Florida rose and fell up to three inches after the Japan earthquake, officials said.

The earthquake and tsunami in Japan was felt thousands of miles away in South Floridas water table.

About 34 minutes after the magnitude 9.0 quake shook the island on March 11, water levels from Orlando to the Florida Keys rose and fell up to three inches, according to the South Florida Water Management District. The reverberations were felt for two hours.

It shows that the flow in the aquifer is pretty fast, which is good and bad, said University of Miami earthquake researcher Shimon Wdowinski. Its good because we can filter a lot of water through there. But its bad because in the case of pollution, it can travel very quickly.

Floridas porous limestone allows water to flow easily below the surface of the earth, Wdowinski said. Thats probably why the water table registered changes here.


This was over 7,000 miles, Smith said. I think that proves how strong the earthquake was.

what is it they say - when a butterfly flaps it's wings . . . . .
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