Tohoku Japan Earthquake Restless Earth Case Study (not to be confused with tsunami)

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When did the earthquake take place?
11th March 2011 at 2:45 pm.
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What was the earthquakes measurement on the Richter scale?
9.0
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Where was the earthquake's epicentre?
81 miles away from Sendai in the Pacific Ocean.
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What happened to the roof of an airport hall during the quake?
It collapsed, injuring at least 20 people.
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Why did so few people die from the earthquake itself?
Because Japan suffers many earthquakes every year meaning it is well prepared for them. It is also an MEDC.
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What allowed people to prepare for the earthquake?
A warning was sent out about one minute prior to the quake.
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How long did the earthquake last for?
5 minutes
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What happened to millions of workers in Tokyo?
They were trapped as the underground network was closed.
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A petrol plant exploded in Sendai, what did this cause?
It caused fire to sweep through an oil refinery in Ichihara City, leading to a huge loss to the economy
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How many homes were left without electricity and how many were left without water?
4.4 million homes had no electricity and 1.5 million had no water.
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How far did land sink due to subsidence?
75cm
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What was a social effect of the earthquake?
Many people suffered from stress.
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What was the earthquakes measurement on the Richter scale?

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