The Japan Earthquake

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The Japan Earthquake
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When?
11th March 2011
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Richter scale?
9.0
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Where?
Coast of Tohoku, Japan
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How long did it last?
3 minutes
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Where was the epicenter and focus?
70km east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tohoku amd 30km underwater
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Why live there? (4)
One of most developed globally, high incomes, low crime, cracks can be used for geothermal energy
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What was the cause?
The Pacific plate subducting the Eurasian plate
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What happened tectonically?
The two plates slid past each other by around 80m. The sea floor rose by 30m
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How high and fast were the waves?
Up to 30ft tall travelling at up to 500mph
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How many aftershocks hit Japan the following year?
More than 5,000
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Deaths?
15,850
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Injured?
27,000
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Homes destroyed?
300,000
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How many without water?
1 million
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How many children separated from families?
2,000 orphaned, 100,000 separated
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Total cost of damage?
$300 billion
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Roads destroyed?
4,000
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Where was the nuclear plant leakage and what did it cause?
Fukushima - 80km radius affected by radiation
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By how much did exports fall?
8%
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How many tons of debris were swept offshore?
5 million - 70% sank, 1.5 million still floating
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How many square miles were flooded?
217
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How many ha of farmland were destroyed?
23,600
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What was deployed to the Fukushima nuclear plant?
50,000 self-defence personnel, 190 aircrafts and 25 ships
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How many litres of gasoline were taken to damaged areas daily?
1 million
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How many aid workers in total?
930,000
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How many were given shelter?
12,900 in public shelters, 19,900 in hotels and inns
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What was installed prior to the earthquake?
The most advanced tsunami warning system globally
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What is carried out monthly?
Earthquake school drills
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