Friday, April 1, 2011

The 2011 sendai earthquake and tsunami

THIS IS THE WORST DISASTER JAPAN HAS EVER EXPERIENCED.

The earthquake triggered tsunami warnings along Japan’s pacific coast to at least 20 countries neighboring pacific coast of North America and South America. The earthquake created extremely destructive tsunami waves that towered above sea level by as must as 10 metres as it struck Japan minutes after the quake, happened with smaller waves reaching many other countries several hours later . In Japan, the waves are reported to travel up to 10 km inland.
The Japanese National Police Agency has officially confirmed 2,414 deaths, 1,885 injuries and 3,118 people missing across sixteen prefectures, but estimated numbers are far higher, ranging from thousands to tens of thousands dead or missing. The earthquake and tsunami caused intensive and severe damage in Japan, including heavy damage to roads and railways as well as fires in many areas, and a dam collapsed.
Around 4.4 million households in northeastern Japan were left without electricity and 1.4 million without water.

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