May 3, 2012 – The Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012 and the Tectonic Plates of Japan: Three separate plates collide to the southeast of Japan: (1) the Pacific Plate, (2) the Philippine Plate and (3) the Eurasian Plate. The May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse totality line is shown in red; passing directly through Tokyo. The blue eclipse lines mark the limits of seeing the full eclipse. I’ve also marked the mega-quake and tsunami of March 22, 2011. Several subduction zones, along the southeast of the country are highlighted by this eclipse.
An expanded view of the entire eclipse shows that it starts in the east, sweeps up towards the Aleutian Island chain and down through California and Nevada. Earthquakes usually travel along eclipses.
Where, when and if a large earthquake strikes along this eclipse I do not know, however, if one does hit; this eclipse line is the most likely location.
The Master of Disaster