EXTREME DISASTERS

JAPAN TSUNAMI

DEATH COUNT

Japan reports that as of September 11, 2011 a total of 15,861 deaths, 6,107 injured, and 3,018 people missing. This is a staggering number. This was Japan's strongest earthquake, it was an 8.8 magnitude beating the previous recorded earthquake of 8.4.

How a Tsunami is caused

A tsunami is a series of large waves generated by an abrupt movement on the ocean floor that can result from an earthquake. Tsunami's vary in size caused by the size of the earth quake and how close to the shore it is.