11th March 2011
Why did it happen
This tsunami happened because the North America Plate, Eurasian Plate, Pacific Plate and Philippine Plate were traveling towards each other causing the Pacific Plate to travel under the Philippine Plate and the Philippine Plate to travel under the Eurasian Plate. All of the tectonic activity caused an earthquake and the differently placed plates and the earthquake caused the sea to create giant waves which grow bigger as the reached they shore because the water gets shallower. It was a very strong earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0.
How Sendai was effcted
An enormous number of homes were ruined by the power of the waves.
Gas leaks caused huge fires which destroyed everything in their way.
Spectacular but terrifying waves flattened everything that they threw their selves over.
Fukushima nuclear power plant
Fukushima nuclear power plant was also effected by the tsunami. This is located in Japan, 〒979-1301 福島県双葉郡 大熊町夫沢北原22. This was such a problem because of the risk of dangerous radiation escaping. To make matters worse, you can not see, smell or taste radiation so they can't immediately know whether it is in the air. Radiation can cause long term illness and even death.
Why was the Japanese tsunami so devastating?
In conclusion the Japanese tsunami was so devastating because of the gigantic number of deaths, injuries and people missing as well as the massive struggle for the people who survived but had lost everything including their home. Also, this tsunami was so devastating because of the huge amount of money that was needed to repair everything.