Japan Tsunami 2011
What is a tsunami?
How/why Canada is involved
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
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).