Natural Disasters

Japan Earthquake And Tsunami 2011

A little Bit About The Earthquake And The Tsunami

The earthquke started in Sendai on march 11th 2011 at 2:26 p.m. (in japan time).

The energy released by the earthquake was 9.0 on in the Richter scale and it became a tsunami wchich had 10 meters high wave. The tsunami hit nuclear reactors and one of them outpot nuclear radiation.

Some Facts About The Earthquake And The Tsunami

  1. 15,889 people were killed in the disaster .
  2. The earthquake was created because of the movement of the tectonic plates.
  3. The Japanes were prepred for the earthqake but not for the tsunami.
  4. The earthqake hit 9.0 on the Richter scale.
  5. The tsunami waves were 10 meaters long.
  6. In Japanese "tsu" means huge and "nami" means wave so "tsunami" mean huge wave
  7. The estimated economic damage was 235 bilion dollars.

A Story Of A Tourist That Was On Japane When The Earhqake Starts