Japan Tsunami 2011 by:Marie IizUka

A tsunami hit Japan on March 11, 2011 at 2:46 pm after a magnitude- 9 earthquake, shaking for 6 minutes, in northeastern Japan.

As shown in the picture, the damage was severe. More than 230,000 people died due to this tsunami. 4 years later, about 230,000 people were homeless and forced to live in the temporary.

It is geological nature, and the 2011 Tohoku earthquake struck offshore of Japan, along the subduction zone where two of tectonic plates collide.

people lost their houses and all their property with nothing left...

the sadness of loosing your family member...

Even the animals lost their family...

The earthquake was centered on the seafloor 45 miles (72 kilometers) east of Tohoku, at a depth of 15 miles ( 25 km ) below the surface. The shaking lasted about 6 minutes.

On top of the destructive tsunami, there was Nuclear Power Plant meltdown. The tsunami knocked all of them down, causing it to release radioactive materials into the atmosphere.

However, the government announced warnings before the tsunami hit. Thanks to the warnings they were able to prevent many casualties. If there were no warnings, the number of casualties would have been significantly higher.

Sources: www.livescience.com/39110-japan-2011-earthquake-tsunami-facts.html cgge.aag.org/GobalEconomy1e/CaseStudy_JapanBackground_Febl3/CaseStudy_JapanBackground_Febl32.html

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