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Japanese Tsunami and Earthquake

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Torbin Elkin

on 17 October 2012

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By: Torbin Elkin Japanese Tsunami and Earthquake Time and Place

At 1446 local time (2:46pm) on the 11th of March 2011, a killer 23-foot tsunami and earthquake measuring in at 8.9 on the Richter scale hit Tohoku Areas Affected

A lot of areas were affected including Miyagi, Fukushima and Sendai. There
was a tsunami warning for the pacific region, as a precaution parts of northern and southern America were evacuated to a safer areas. Weather Forecast Fukushima Incident

After the Devastating disaster, the residents living in Fukushima were ordered to leave the area immediately because there was a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima power plant. People were dying from the nuclear radiation coming from the power plant! Death Tolls

The tsunami and earthquake killed 15,861 people and left 6,107 injured. The disaster also totally collapsed 129,225 buildings as well as leaving 254,204 at breaking point, another 691,766 buildings partly damaged. Quake Strength

Seismologists discovered that this particular earthquake was 160 times stronger than the quake that hit Christchurch in February 2011. Extra Information

The Japan news showed live footage of the mega tsunami measuring kilometers wide, moving quickly through the countryside smothering everything in water in it's path.
The problem was Prezi would not let me insert a video of the live footage! :( Clean Up Costs

The Japanese bank offered $183 Billion (US) to the banking system on the 14th of March in attempt to normalize market conditions. The world bank's guessed that the economic cost was $235 Billion (US), making this particular natural disaster the most expensive in the world! After

A year after the disaster, Japan is still feeling the aftermaths of the earthquake. The government has pledged to complete it's clean up by 2014. There is now not much electricity left and 2 million families have been left with out any electricity, millions more, including Tokyo are facing constant blackouts which are reducing the number of train services. Oil and gas plants have been shut down which means no one can refill there vehicles so they will have to go by foot. Pictures Bibliography:

Websites:
BBC News. WWW.Guardian.co.uk
Wikipedia for Basic facts to try to correct.

Books:
Disaster Watch: Tsunamis
Disaster Watch: Earthquakes

DVDs:
Disaster Watch MDL, Courtesy of my parents! Thank you for listening to my Project.
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