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Japan earthquake & tsunami

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11th March 2011
What date did it happen?
9.0
What was the magnitude of the earthquake?
Kimaichi (130km east of Sendai)
Where was the epicentre of the earthquake?
6 minutes
How long did the shaking last for?
Eurasian plate (East)
What plate is Kimaichi on?
Destructive
What type of plate boundary was it?
Pacific Eurasian
What two plates were involved?
They kept standing (well built)
What happened to many of the buildings during the earthquake?
3 minutes
How long after the earthquake was the tsunami warning given?
50
How many nations was the Tsunami warning given to?
401
How many aftershocks were there?
10m
How high was the tsunami at its tallest?
7m
The tsunami walls protecting the coast lines were only 7m
30 minutes
How long after the earthquake did the tsunami hit?
Fukushima Daiichi
There was a meltdown at the Nuclear power plant called....
radioactive
The water was unsafe to drink because it was...
50-60mph
How fast was the tsunami once it hit land?
15,844
How many people died?
5,980
How many were injured?
3,450
How many were missing?
25cm
How far did the earth's axes move?
2.4m
How far did the island of Japan move?
Shortages of food, water and shelter
What did survivors struggle with?
60,000
How many buildings were destroyed?
Naoto Kan
Who is the Japanese priminister?
550,000
How many people ended up living in temporary shelters?
$235 billion
How much did the damage cost?
5th
It was the 5th biggest recorded earthquake ever
biggest
It was the biggest earthquake in history to hit Japan
200,000
How many people were evacuated from a 20km radius of the nuclear plant?