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2011PETS阅读:日本地震的影响
The earthquake in Japan has reduced the terrestrial day by 1.6 microseconds and shifted the Earth's axis by about 15 centimeters, expert Richard Gross of NASA told RIA-Novosti.
美国宇航局专家理查德·葛洛斯说,在日本发生的强震使得地球上一天的时间缩短了1.6微秒,地轴偏移了15厘米。

The 8.9 magnitude earthquake which occurred on Friday was the strongest in the history of the country.
周五发生的这次8.9级的强震是日本有史以来最大的一次地震。

Tremors caused a tsunami with waves of up to 10 meters high.
地震引发的海啸高达10米。

The exact number of victims of the disaster is still unknown, however Japanese media report that casualties will be over a thousand.
本次震灾的遇难者人数尚未最终确认,不过日本媒体报道伤亡将达到上千人。