Date: 11th March 2011.
Location: North east coast of Japan (250 miles from Tokyo). M.E.D.C
Tsunami Location: Sendai.
Magnitude:8.9 and lasted 6 minutes.
Aftershocks: at least 124 greater than 5 magnitude.
Death toll: 18,000
Economic damage: $250 billion to $309 billion
Physical Cause: Thrust faulting on or near the subduction zone- The Ocean Pacific Plate subducted the Eurasian Plate.
- Tsunami reached 6 miles inland
- Nuclear explosion at the Fukishima power plant damaged by floods
- Fires in the capital and oil refinery ablaze near Tokyo.