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Disaster in Japan: the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami

Disaster in Japan: the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami
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magick mcintyre

on 17 March 2011

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Transcript of Disaster in Japan: the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami

Disaster in Japan The 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami Who did this catastrophe effect? What exactly happened here? Where did this happen? When did this crisis strike? Why did this happen? Scholars have been boggling their brains over this question for many millenia (Or at least as long as there have been Scholars); Why do disasters occur? Though there are still no specific reasons as to 'Why?' we can at least answer this question by scientific means: Pressure from the Earth's core causes the Earth's plates to constantly shift. These shifts usually happen over a period of centuries, but sometimes they can cause Earthquakes to occur, such as the one that struck Japan. To put it simply; Everybody. The people in Japan were effected the most, of course, since they were directing hit, but it also caused problems for people worldwide. Japan is one of the largest suppliers of modern technology and electronics; if they are preoccupied with their current disaster than everyone purchasing their products will feel it as well. People everywhere are also giving donations to aid the people in Japan who are now homeless, ill, or suffering the loss of a friend or family member. The plates of earth near Japan shifted, causing a massive earthquake. As the plates under the ocean shifted it created a gigantic wave called a Tsunami. This wave crashed into the shores of Japan as it settled itself out equally with the new level of earth created by the the plates shifting. The Tsunami and Earthquake struck Japan (mainly Sendai), but many other areas felt it, such as the Pacific coast of North and South America from Alaska to Chile. Chile was the furthest out from Japan, and yet it still got Tsunami waves over 2 meters high. The Tsunami and Earthquake began at aprox. 5:46 PM on Friday, March 11th 2011. There is no defined time or date for when it ended because there are still aftershocks occuring at this very moment. BY: Magick McIntyre With the help of: Google.ca
Wikipedia
BBC News

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