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The southern part of Primorye has shifted by 15 cm, scientists say

Scientists at the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) have found as a result of the study that the southern part of Primorye had moved by no less than 15 cm towards the epicentre of the devastating earthquake off the coast of Japan of 2011 after it happened, the press service of the FEFU informed.
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«Primorye is located within the Eurasian lithospheric plate, the eastern part of which in the area of Vladivostok shifts annually towards Japan by about 2.5 cm. After the earthquake of 2011, to that movement were added the movements that were the result of the relaxation of the lithosphere (i.e. its return to the initial state). The latter movements will continue, according to our estimates, about 100 years, reducing slowly. These changes are not something abnormal, but they need to be carefully examined in order to understand the geodynamics and seismic processes in the region,» the press service quoted Nikolai Shestakov, the chairman of the research team, as saying.

The FEFU together with colleagues from the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, China, and Japan continue to research postseismic processes in the south of the Far East of Russia after the earthquake of 2011 off the coast of Japan.

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