Tsunami case study- Japan 2011

HideShow resource information
View mindmap
  • Geography tsunami case study: Tohoku, Japan
    • Primary effects
      • 15,845 people were killed
      • Liquefaction damaged over a thousand buildings
      • 3,375 people went missing
      • the ground sunk by 0.6m
      • 5,894 people were injured
      • Japan moved 2.4m east
      • 128,479 buildings were destroyed
    • Immediate responses
      • Within 2 days all debris was cleared
      • Aircraft sent to survey the area
        • Identify key areas for aid
        • 11 military aircraft responded within 30 minutes
      • Temporary shelters were set up for 452,000 people
    • Secondary effects
      • A tsunami 60km of the east coast
        • Maximum height of 59m
        • travelled 10km inland
      • Nuclear power plant went into meltdown
      • Shipping and travel disrupted
      • Agriculture was devestated
        • Area produces 3-4% of Japan's rice production
          • Huge economic impact
    • 11th March 2011 14:46pm
    • Cause
      • Release of energy along the subduction zone between the Pacific and Eurasian plates
    • Long term responses
      • By November 2001 96% of electricity was repaired and 98% of water
      • By 29th March the airport was reusable
      • It cost £190 million
      • By 24th March half the expressway was repaired
    • Magnitude 9.0

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Geography resources:

See all Geography resources »See all Natural hazards resources »