Giant Magnitude 9 Tohoku-Kanto_

On 11 March 2011 at 05:46 UTC, one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded in instrumental times occurred off the east coast of Northern Japan.

During the public conference « The Giant Magnitude 9 Tohoku-Kanto, Japan, Earthquake of 11 March 2011 »,

Dr. Adrien Oth from the European Center for Geodynamics and Seismology (ECGS) in Walferdange will report on the current scientific understanding of these recent earthquakes and discuss the question what lessons can be learned in particular for Central Europe.

The conference will be held on Thursday 24 March 2011 at 18:30 at the Naturmusée (conference hall, 25, rue Münster, Luxembourg-Grund)

The conference is organised by ECGS in collaboration with the National Museum for Natural History (Naturmusée)

Contact ECGS:

19, rue Josy Welter | L-7256 Walferdange | Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
Contact: Dr. Adrien Oth
Tél.: (+352) 331487-35 ; Fax: (+352) 331487-88 ; email:

A press release is available on

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