A Tsunami - Japan 2011

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  • Tsunami - Japan 2011
    • Causes
      • DESTRUCTIVE plate margin
        • Oceanic and Continental plate
    • Effects
      • 20,000 people died
      • 5,712 injured
      • 350,000 homeless
      • 45,700 buildings destroyed and 144,300 damaged
      • 300 hospitals damaged and 11 completely destroyed
      • Mobile phone masts destroyed so telephone connections lost
      • Earthquake triggered the tsunami which caused most of the damage
      • gas, electricity and water supplies damaged
      • No access to clean water and food began to be poisonous
        • This meant diseases like Cholera and Typhoid began to spread easily
      • After earthquake and tsunami the Nuclear Power Plant in Fukishima leaked radioactive waste causing serial explosions
        • Levels of radiation increased dramatically
        • Local people were evacuated far away from the power station
        • Some people were affected by the levels of radiation
    • Immediate responses
      • Within minutes Japanese emergency teams were mobilised
      • Medicines, blankets, food, water and tents were given out
      • Electricity was cut off
      • Doctors and hospitals did all they could to treat those who needed it but there was a shortage of medicines and staff
      • Homeless survivors temporarily housed in hospitals and schools
        • Were given very meagre amounts of rice and tea for some time
    • Long Term responses
      • Rubble began to be cleared and roads were made accessable
      • Home, school, roads and other major transport routes were rebuilt
      • Fukishima plant was fixed
      • The Japanese government made improvements to communications  and reviewed the tsunami floodgates
  • Medicines, blankets, food, water and tents were given out

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