Japan Earthquake It shook the world

On March 11, 2011. There was a huge 9.1 Magnitude Earthquake off the East Coast of Japan, followed by a 33ft Tsunami.

There was fatal destruction all across the East Coast of Japan

1.2 Million buildings were destroyed as a result of the Tsunami and earthquake.

In total over 19,000 people died.

As a result of the quake, a large nuclear power plant exploded, giving a large part of Japan uninhabitable because of radiation.

The Tsunami's waves traveled all across the Pacific Ocean.

The Earthquake caused Billions in damage

Over 54% of the deaths from this event were people over the age of 65. Almost wiping out the entire elderly population.

The Earthquake was at an oceanic-oceanic plate boundary and it caused a huge tsunami that took out the eastern coast

Citations

http://ds.iris.edu/ieb/index.html?format=text&nodata=404&starttime=1970-01-01&endtime=2025-01-01&minmag=0&maxmag=10&mindepth=0&maxdepth=900&orderby=time-desc&limit=1000&maxlat=88.72&minlat=-88.72&maxlon=180.00&minlon=-180.00&zm=1&mt=ter

https://www.britannica.com/event/Japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-of-2011

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