- Created by: HJ Juan
- Created on: 25-03-19 18:06
Preventions of Damage
Japan Meteorological Agency sent out warning alerts - giving precioius time to escape or prepare
- Skyscrapers swayed but damage limited due to earthquake - resistant design.
- 4 train derailed but high speed trains had been autonmatically been stopped by an early warning system.
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- 9.0 magnitude
- 16,000 dead (many of whom drowned)
- 6,000 injured
- 300,000 left homeless
- 4.4 million households no electricity
- 1.5 million no running water
- Earth shifted 10cm on its axis
- 39m waves at some points
- Flat, low - lying coastal area with soft soft soil amplidies shockwaves - Sendai was destroyed.
- One school in Ishinomaki lost 84 students and teaches.
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- Earthquake triggered a tsunami that took 10 min to reach the coast that travelled 10km inland.
- 56 bridges and 26 railways were washed away along the east coast.
- The earthquake knocked out the power supply to the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
- The tsunmani flooded the back up generators and triggered a nuclear meltdown.
- Tsunmami caused slabs of ice to break away from the Sulzberger Ice shelf and cause damage to property in California.
- Nissan's Sunderland factory shut down due to parts shortages from Japan.
- COST: $300 billion
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- 140,000 around a 20km radius of the Fukushima NPP were evacuated.
- USA Troops flew emergency coolant to the site within hours.
- People evacuated for high ground when they heard warnings.
- 116 countries & 28 international organisations responded.
- Dead burried in mass graves.
- AT & T (US telecom company) allowed people to communicate on their networks for free.
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- All 55 nuclear reactors across Japan were taken offline for safety reasons --> power blackouts.
- Toyota and Sony stopped production.
- All of Japan's ports responded to limited ship traffic by the end of March.
- Rail network fully functional by September.
- Homes needed reconstruction for the 330,000 victims that were still homeless.
- Further reconstruction of coastal areas, road and community facilities needed.
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