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Tohoku Earthquake Case study

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Tsunami
a major secondary consequence of the Tohoku earthquake
7.2
magnitude of foreshock 2 days before the major earthquake
9.0
Magnitude of Tohoku earthquake
6 days
Time it took to repair a motorway damaged by the tsunami
Destructive boundary
caused the subduction which caused the earthquake
11th March 2011
Date of the Earthquake
70km
the distance of the coast of Japan from the Epicentre
Fukushima Power Plant
was badly damaged, resleasing radiation
40%
of Japan has sea walls, but they were too small for the tsunami
3 minutes
Time after the quake a tsunami warning was given
JMA
Agency in Japan that predicts earthquakes
20,000
The death toll
$235 billion
Cost of this disaster
$38,633
GDP per capita
$183 billion
Bank of Japan offered to stabilise markets
9 metres
Height of sea wall
14:46
Time of earthquake
30km
Focus depth
127 million
Population size
336 people/square km
Population density