japan 2011 tsunami and earthquake case study

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Quick Facts

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.

Physical Impacts

  • 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.
  • Flooding





merci :-))))

sarahish majid


this is gr8 help, thanks :)

sarahish majid


btw people injured is primary not a secondary impact

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