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Japanese Tsunami Case Study


Type of hazard Tsunami
Plate Boundary Oceanic to Continental convergence Pacific Plate
subducting under the Eurasian Plate
Date of event 11th March 2011
Location Japan
Economic development MEDC




Causes 9.0 magnitude earthquake lasting 6 minutes
Epicentre 130km east of Sendai
The earthquake led to 40m high…

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The Defence Ministry sent in 8 fighter jets to assess the
damage
The Bank of Japan set up a disaster control team to assess
the impact on the economy
The train and subway system was inspected for damage
134 countries offered aid
39 international organisations offered assistance
Japan only asked…

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