2011 Tsunami in Japan
Ammie Lister && Odette LIra
Tsunami Event Description
On the date of March 2011 at 2:46 p.m. (local time) a magnitude-9 earthquake shook North Eastern Japan, unleashing a ferocious Tsunami . Less than an hour after the earthquake, the first of many tsunami waves hit Japan's coastline. The tsunami waves reached run-up heights of up to 128 feet at Miyako city and traveled inland as far as 6 miles in Sendai. The tsunami flooded an estimated area of approximately 217 square miles in Japan. The tsunami lasted for about 6 minutes.
About 300 tons of radioactive water continues to leak from the plant every day into the Pacific Ocean, affecting fish and other marine life. It doesn't just affect the marine life but it also affects the humans, because some of the water is Toxic. In the city of Rikuzentakata, the tsunami reached heights of 15 metres and destroyed a 200 metre-wide forest before heading inland and laying waste to large sections of the city. Only one tree ( later named the "tree of hope" ) stood firm.
Japan 2011 After Tsunami
Looking for the bodies of people.
After Tsunami Hit & Now
After the Tsunami hit , then 1 year later ( Restoration )
Not All Has Been Restored Yet
A man stands on the flooded street in the quake-hit area in Ishinomaki, in 2011.