Japan Tsunami 2011

By: Ben.H

What is a tsunami?

A tsunami is a series of waves reaching up to heights up to 100 feet on land. They can destroy a wide part of land. They can kill up to 100,000 people/animals. They can bring up and spread waste.
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How/why Canada is involved

Canada was involved in Japan’s tsunami. Canadian’s donated 77,000 $ to help. Canadian Red Cross team volunteers on ground to help with evacuation, search and rescue and first aid. Canadian Red Cross sent 130,000 blankets and 30,000 emergency relief kits and sleeping bags. 896 medical teams have treated over 87,000 patients. Donations from the Canadian Red Cross relief and recover from the worst devastation imaginable.
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How much was destroyed

The tsunami destroyed a wide part of land in Japan. The tsunami destroyed 120,000 buildings and damaged 220,000 others. 78,000 destroyed buildings were completely washed away 132,000 acres of land was submerged by tsunami in six prefectures in Tohoku and Kanto regions. Destroyed buildings markedly higher in areas where the onshore level suparssed 6.6 feet.

How Japan is recovering

These are some ways Japan is still recovering. 70 a banded ships mostly fishing boats still missing in evacuation zones. 27.6 million tons of debris were transported to waste disposal. Work got underway to demolish and remove ships. Workers are using cranes to remove cabins and structures.

Extra Facts

This tsunami happened on Friday March 11 2011.A 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit Japan caused 4 meter waves.

As the tsunami crossed the Pacific Ocean. A 5 foot high (1.5 meter) wave killed more than 110,000 nesting seabirds at midway Atoll National Wild Life Refuge.

In Antarctica, the seismic waves from the earthquake sped up the Whillans Ice Steam, jolting it by about 1.5 feet (0.5 meters).

References

  • National geographic.com

  • Redcross.ca

  • The star.com

  • Upi.com

  • Asahi.com

  • Live science.com