Earthquakes (In general)

Primary effects:

Destruction, shaking, falling objects, cracks in buildings, landslides, crevices, tsunamis (tidal waves).

Secondary effects:

Congestion, fire, explosion,
Chances of volcanic eruption and activity for dominant volcanoes increase. (if there is nearby)

Comparison to the film trailer

The film trailer shows that the buildings break easily, an big explosion.

Below: screenshots of the film

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All of those were the movie trailer's images.

Here comes the ones from a real one:

The great east japan earthquake (Japanese:東日本大震災)

Great east japan earthquake

Primary effects

Primary effect for the great east japan earthquake:

Electricity cut down (or so called "black out")

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above: primary effect of the earthquake shaking the train off its rail.

Secondary effects (problems caused by the tsunami)


Secondary effect of the great east japan earthquake, congestion and bus and car crashes.

Reason: Electricity shut down and traffic lights not responding, buses and cars try to go fast or first, causing a congestion.

Chances of volcanic eruption and activity for dominant volcanoes increase.

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Meaning of the following passage:

|Big tsunami warning|

Guessed to hit the izu islands really soon

Expected height 4 meters

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above:picture of where the izu islands are

Izu island: 伊豆大島

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The nuclear disaster caused by the tsunami after the earthquake caused a big area of people to flee away from their homes.

in the international rating scale of nuclear disaster, it is rated as a level 7 (☢MAXIMUM☢) Disaster.

Difference and comparison

The difference between the screenshots of the film earthquake and the real earthquake is that the film of the earthquake shows much more of destruction than that of the real one.


That was why I thought that a real earthquake is much less destructive than that of the one in the film.