JAPAN EARTHQUAKE 2011

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JAPAN EARTHQUAKE 2011

InformationWhat were the Cities that were affected?Iwate,Miyagi, Fukushima, Chiba, Tokyo, Sendai, Narita, Ibaraki, Fukushima 1, Fukushima 2, Rikuzentakada, KesennumaMinamisanriku Why did It Happen?-Japan is located on the eastern edge of the Eurasian plate. The pacific plate, which is an oceanic plate sinks under that Eurasian plate, which is a continental plate, which is a continental plate, to the east of japan. This type of plate margin in known as a destructive plate margin. The process builds and is release as an Earthquake.Describe the damage caused.-Japan has invested heavily in coastal protection and buildings that can withstand tremors. Nevertheless, ports were pounded by the tsunami and the airport in Sendai was inundated. Nuclear power plants were shut down across the country and a state of emergency declared at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, where a coolin system failed. Modern buildings in japan aree designed to absorb the violent sideways shaking that can devastate cities. High-rise buildings can still be damaged, but are more likely to remain standing. There are concerns for low lying’s islands in the pacificWhere did it happen?-The earthquake occurred 250 miles off the north east coast of japans main island HonshuWhat could have caused the earthquake?-Japan is located on the eastern edge of the Eurasian plate. The pacific plate, which is an oceanic plate sinks under that Eurasian plate, which is a continental plate, which is a continental plate, to the east of japan. This type of plate margin in known as a destructive plate margin. The process builds and is released as an earthquakeWhat was the Last WORST Earthquake that happened?-Japans worst one in the previous was an earthquake that was measure on the Richter scale 8.3 and killed 143,000 people in Kanto in 1923, And a Magnitude estimate of 7.2 quake and Kobe kill 6,400 people in 1995.How can people prepare for an earthquake?-React safely. Learn what to do during an earthquake-take cover. In each room of your home, identify the safest places to “Drop, cover and hold on” During an earthquake-Survive on your own-stay in contactcare for people, pets and propertyHow far did it go from the epicentre to the point where it stopped?-About 250 miles (400 km) of japans northern Honshu coastline dropped by 2 feet (0.6 metres deep) according to the U.S. Geological survey.

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