Tokyo Earthquake Tsunami 2011 Information

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TOKYO EARTHQUAKE/TSUNAMI 2011

INFO

LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT

  • GDP - 5.896 trillion USD in 2011 (World Bank)
  • GDP per capita - 45,130 USD in 2011 (World Bank)

ASSOCIATED HAZARDS

  • After an hour, waves 30ft high hit the Japanese coast
  • 6.2 magnitude aftershock hits the Nagano and Niigata prefecture
  • Aftershock hits the west coast of Honshu - 6.3 magnitude at 5:56am next day
  • 1000 recorded aftershocks since then, two registered at 6.6 and one at 7.1 according to the USGS

KEY INFORMATION AND STATISTICS (CNN)

  • Time + date: 11th March 2011, 2:46pm
  • Magnitude: 8.9/9.0
  • Takes place 231 miles northeast of Tokyo at a depth of 15.2 miles
  • Death toll: 15,884
  • Material damage: 25 trillion yen ($300 billion)

SOCIO ECONOMIC PROFILE in 2014 (CIA Fact Book)

  • total dependency ratio: 61.6 %
  • population growth rate: 0.13%
  • birth rate: 8.07 births/1,000 population
  • death rate: 9.38 deaths/1,000 population
  • improved drinking water source: 100% population
  • literacy rate: 99% total population
  • unemployment of youth ages 15-24: 7.9%

SHORT TERM IMPACTS

  • The earthquake shifted Earth on its axis of rotation by redistributing mass + the temblor also shortened the length of day by 1.8 microseconds
  • 163,000 people were in shelters around the country following evacuation
  • 164,059 households in the north were without electricity
  • 170,000 households in eight prefectures were without running water
  • 46,027 buildings have been destroyed, washed away or burnt down, the National Police Agency of Japan said
  • As the tsunami crossed the Pacific Ocean, a 5-foot high (1.5 m) high wave killed more than 110,000 nesting seabirds at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
  • The tremor bent the upper tip of the iconic Tokyo Tower

LONG TERM IMPACTS

  • Tsunami caused a cooling system failure at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, which resulted in a level 7 nuclear meltdown and release of radioactive materials. The Fukushima Plant continues to

Comments

Oliver

5 star just needs this adding - The Pacific Plate, which is an oceanic plate, is subducted (sinks under) the Eurasian Plate

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