Japanese Earthquake 2011

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  • Created on: 07-04-16 13:28
What was the strength of this earthquake?
9 on the richter scale
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Which plates did it occur on?
North Atlantic and pacific plates
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What sort of plate margin was it located on?
Destructive
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How many people died?
15,845
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How many people went missing?
3,375
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How many people were injured?
5,894
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What diseases were present? How common were they? Were they fatal?
Hypothermia and respiratory diseases. They were common and fatal
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How many houses were destroyed?
128,479
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How many roads were damaged?
3,918
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How many bridges were damaged?
78
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What form of transport was disrupted?
Shipping
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What sort of production declined? Why?
Food production. Sea water contamination
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What were the damage costs?
US$300bn
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What percentage of stockmarket values were wiped?
5-10%
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What is liquefaction?
Ground becomes liquid
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What is ground subsidence?
Coast dropped 0.6 metres
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How large was the tsunami created?
39m tall
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What did aircraft do to help?
Surveyed areas to prioritise those that needed the most aid
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What did they then do once they had identified these areas?
Cleared debris and gave emergency goods
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What happened to the trains?
They were stopped before derailment
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How many were in evacuation shelters?
452,000
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What were the long term responses?
Rebuild infrastructure to restore economy; Repair and re-open transport links; restore airport facilities; Restore energy, water, buildings and communications
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