japan tsunami 2011

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where and when did the tsunami happen?
11th march 2011, on the north east coast of Japan in Sendai.
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what was the magnitude of the Tsunami and how long did it last? how many aftershocks were there and what did they read on the magnitude scale?
8.9 magnitude, lasted 6 minutes. 124 aftershocks all with magnitude above 5 magnitude.
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what was the economic damage of the Tsunami?
between $250bn to $309bn
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what was the physical cause?
Thrust faulting on or near the subduction zone- The Ocean Pacific Plate subducted the Eurasion plate.
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name 4 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
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name 5 secondary impacts?
18,000 dead, 2,000 injured, 4,700 houses destroyed, 50,000 damaged, people missing.
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give some tertiary impacts?
disruption to education, local shops running out of goods, hospitals deprived of aid.
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were Japan prepared?
they were prepared for the earthquake but the tsunami caused issues.
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give some responses?
91 countries offered aid, from food and blankets, to military transport and search dogs. a british rescue team headed out there to help search, many charities were asking for donations to help towards the people in Japan.
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