"Essay On Japan Tsunami" Essays and Research Papers

  • Essay On Japan Tsunami

    TSUNAMI IN JAPAN Japan was hit by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake on March 11, 2011, that triggered a deadly 23-foot tsunami in the country's north. The giant waves deluged cities and rural areas alike, sweeping away cars, homes, buildings, a train, and boats, leaving a path of death and devastation in its wake. Video footage showed cars racing away from surging waves. The earthquake—the largest in Japan's history—struck about 230 miles northeast of Tokyo. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued warnings...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Chernobyl disaster, Honshū 1425  Words | 4  Pages

  • Japan Tsunami

    10/16/2012 | | | | TSUNAMI HITS JAPAN NATURAL DISASTER KILLS THOUSANDS Japan suffered a devastating earthquake 230 miles northeast of Tokyo on March 11, 2011 which caused a seven meter tsunami that surged through cities and villages in the countries north destroying everything in its path. According to the United States Geological Survey the Earthquake hit with a magnitude of 8.9 to 9.0, this is the largest recorded earthquake in Japans History and it moved the island by up to eight...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Earthquake, Earthquake engineering 879  Words | 3  Pages

  • Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 2011

    Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 2011 After doing research on significant events that occurred in the past 12 months within the Pacific Rim, the topic I finally decided to do my research report on was the recent earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan’s many cities. I chose this topic because I was really interested about learning more about the issue and how significant it actually was. My purpose in writing this research essay is simply to explore and explain...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Earthquake, Earthquakes in Japan 1692  Words | 5  Pages

  • Tsunami Essay

    Tsunamis become disasters because of the human context in which they occur. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Use examples of known tsunami events recently and in the past to illustrate your arguments. According to Wisner et al 2004, "disasters occur when hazards meet vulnerability,” implying that in unpopulated areas hazards can not become disasters as there is no vulnerability (Quarantelli E.L. 1998). Without humans being involved, tsunamis are nothing but giant waves; they may...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Chernobyl disaster, Nuclear power 1745  Words | 5  Pages

  • Economy of Japan after tsunami

     When an earthquake followed by a tsunami hit Japan, the people were devastated and everyone was scrambling for their safety. The earthquake was one of the strongest on record and this caused an overwhelming tsunami that destroyed most of the nation. These events not only tore down Japan, but this natural disaster is going to greatly affect the rest of the world and the global economy. Before these events, the global economy was stable and now after these events the global economy is going to...

    Affect, Country, Earthquake 1764  Words | 5  Pages

  • Japan Tsunami 2011

    How tsunamis occur. As one plate subducts below another (moves underneath), pressure builds for many years resulting in a section of the mega-thrust giving away. As this section gives away, it ruptures the ocean floor, resulting in a massive displacement of water, causing a tsunami. Tsunamis are barely felt as a ripple on the ocean’s surface, but as the waves reach land, they increase in size as the water becomes shallower. Japan earthquake and tsunami At 2:46pm Japanese time, on March...

    Convergent boundary, Earth, Earthquake 1556  Words | 6  Pages

  • Tsunami in Japan 2011

    Japan was hit by an enormous earthquake on March 11, 2011, that triggered a deadly 23-foot tsunami in the country's north. The giant waves deluged cities and rural areas alike, sweeping away cars, homes, buildings, a train, and boats, leaving a path of death and devastation in its wake. Video footage showed cars racing away from surging waves. The United States Geological Survey reported the earthquake and on Monday revised its magnitude from 8.9 to 9.0, which is the largest in Japan's history. The...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Chernobyl disaster, Nuclear power 2250  Words | 7  Pages

  • Tsunami

    Tsunami Statistics Damaging Tsunamis vs Non-damaging Tsunamis - Worldwide 107 82 137 99 54 80 112 88 67 76 12 13 12 17 13 14 16 18 5 21 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 1900-1909 1910-1919 1920-1929 1930-1939 1940-1949 1950-1959 1960-1969 1970-1979 1980-1989 1990-1999 Decade (20th Century) Number of Tsunamis Damaging Tsunamis Non-Damaging Tsunamis Most Damaging Tsunamis Worldwide Deaths Year Location Name 40000 1782 S. CHINA SEA 36500 1883 S. JAVA SEA 30000 1707...

    Alaska, Harshad number, Japan 340  Words | 4  Pages

  • Tsunami Activity

    Tsunami Abstract This essay covers about Tsunami, being one of the fatal natural disasters that have attacked many countries, endangering the human lives. This essay will cover on what tsunami is, how and why it happens, and the severe consequences and the measures taken to prevent it. Before getting started for the essay, I started doing a research on the types natural disasters. Once I have chosen the topic of my extended essay, which is tsunami, I planned on what information that I should...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Earthquake, Japan 1146  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Nuclear Disaster in Japan Essay

    The nuclear disaster in Japan, March 2011 Assignment A: Account According to the online information site HowStuffWorks, the whole nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011 was started because of an earthquake. As a result of the earthquake the four reactors was automatically shut down. The plants then stopped producing power, and the cooling pumps were started. The cooling pumps should help cooling the water. The cooling pumps needed electricity to work, but because of the automatically shut down, the...

    Coal, Cooling tower, Earthquake 1373  Words | 4  Pages

  • Japan essay

     1. Where is your country located? Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean 2. What's its capital city or cities? The capital of Japan is Tokyo 3. Who is its President/Queen/King/Prime Minister? The Prime Minister of Japan is the head of government of Japan. He is Shinzō Abe. 4. What's its GDP? The economy of Japan is the third largest in the world by nominal GDP, the fourth largest by Purchasing Power Parity  and is the world's second largest developed...

    African Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, Japan 1293  Words | 5  Pages

  • Japan Essay

    [pic] Japan Geography Japan is about the same size as California. Japan is made up of many islands. The four largest islands in Japan are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku. Japan forms an arc in the Pacific Ocean. Japans total area is about 378,000 square kilometers. About 75% of Japans land is mountains. Japans highest mountain is Mount Fuji at 3776 meters. Japan has several volcanic regions and 80 volcanoes are considered active. Mount Fuji hasn’t erupted since 1707 and is considered...

    Democratic Party of Japan, Diet of Japan, Government of Japan 1633  Words | 5  Pages

  • Japan Earthquake

    Anderson-Manrique English 101:Essay 1:Cause and Effect Essay. 9,Oct.2011 Outline I .Introduction: A. Hook: Japan was hit by the most powerful earthquake in recorded history on March 11, 2011. B. The center of the nine-magnitude earthquake was near the east coast of Japan, C. Thesis statement: The Earthquake in Japan, besides being a disaster, also caused other disasters, such as a tsunami and nuclear leaks. II. Body: A. Earthquake B. Tsunami 1. The horrifying earthquake...

    Chernobyl disaster, Nuclear fission, Nuclear power 1537  Words | 5  Pages

  • Japan

    Background Information Japan, otherwise known as, The Land of Rising Sun, is located in Eastern Asia and is slightly smaller than California. With a population of 127,368,088 the majority of the population are Japanese. The people are 98.5% Japanese, .5% Korean, .4% Chinese, and .6% other. The average age of the people is 45.4 years, 0-14 years makes up 13.5% of the population, 62.6% 15-64, and 23.9% other. Much of the population practice both Shintoism and Buddhism religions, while about 9%...

    Automotive industry, Government of Japan, Honda 2425  Words | 7  Pages

  • Japan

    What Are Japan’s Main Physical Features? As you can see Japan is split into four main islands. We have: Hokkaido (North) Honshu (West) Shikoku (East) Kyushu (South) As you can see, they are all located on the map (left). The northern part of Japan (Hokkaido) is seen to be remote and fairly mountainous. Snow-capped peaks cover the centre of the Hokkaido. Winters are extremely cold with substantial snowfall. The western island, Honshu is said to be mountainous, with very little flat land...

    Earthquake, Great Hanshin earthquake, Honshū 1190  Words | 3  Pages

  • Japan

    Japan (日本, Nippon) is a country in Asia. It has many islands. Four of them are big, and the biggest is the 7th largest island in the world. This island is called Honshu. The islands are near the East Asian coast, in the western part of the Pacific Ocean. Japanese people call their country "Nihon" or "Nippon", which means "the origin of the sun" in Japanese. HISTORY In 1941, Japan hit Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, a water base of the United States and destroyed or damaged many ships and airplanes....

    Empire of Japan, Hokkaidō, Honshū 726  Words | 3  Pages

  • Earthquake and Tsunami

    2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami Introduction The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, also known as the Great East Japan Earthquake,[6][7](Japanese: "Eastern Japan Great Earthquake Disaster" was a magnitude 9.0 (Mw) undersea megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred on Friday, 11 March 2011 It was the most powerful known earthquake to have hit Japan, and one of the five most powerful earthquakes in the world overall since modern record-keeping began in 1900.  In addition to...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Earthquake, Honshū 1673  Words | 6  Pages

  • Japan Comparative Essay

    Present day Japan and the United States share political economic and social similarities and differences such as both countries have a democratic government based around a constitution; however japan has incorporated a more traditional aspect of their culture by retaining the position of the emperor. Economically both are very similar in that they both run on the concept of free market and are both in the top five largest economies in the world. Differences would include the fact that Japan’s economy...

    Economy of the United States, Federal government of the United States, President of the United States 1449  Words | 4  Pages

  • Japan CCOT essay

    Western countries. Japan also became more militaristic in hopes of not being a victim of imperialism. Although Japan experienced some changes, Japan continued the ideology of kokutai as a method for imperial advancement. Japan’s cultural and political structure changed from being a weak isolated nation to a modern imperialist country. Before Japan westernized, it was under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate. This was an agricultural economy with a population of 13 billion. Japan did not associate...

    Boshin War, Edo period, Emperor of Japan 1090  Words | 3  Pages

  • GEOL Essay Project

     Introduction Tsunami is known by many as the devastating wave that has no remorse. The wave that has devastated many countries and has such power to practically destroy all of Japan in 2011, which was the most popular tsunami viewed by society as a whole. Through this paper we will research what a tsunami is, how does a tsunami start, the dangers of tsunamis, most common places a tsunami is known to hit, ways to predict a tsunami, and will be ending with a closing statement with my view point...

    Atlantic Ocean, Earthquake, Japan 1541  Words | 7  Pages

  • Causes of Tsunamis

    xcxxvvcvvfdsfsdfsdfsdfsdfsdf vfdfdfv Tsunami: the Great Waves Tsunami is a Japanese word with the English translation, "harbor wave." Represented by two characters, the top character, "tsu," means harbor, while the bottom character, "nami," means "wave." In the past, tsunamis were sometimes referred to as "tidal waves" by the general public, and as "seismic sea waves" by the scientific community. The term "tidal wave" is a misnomer; although a tsunami's impact upon a coastline is dependent...

    Coast, Earthquake, Japan 794  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Tsunami Story

    >> The Tsunami Story Tsunami is a set of ocean waves caused by any large, abrupt disturbance of the sea-surface. If the disturbance is close to the coastline, local tsunamis can demolish coastal communities within minutes. A very large disturbance can cause local devastation AND export tsunami destruction thousands of miles away. The word tsunami is a Japanese word, represented by two characters: tsu, meaning, "harbor", and nami meaning, "wave". Tsunamis rank high on the scale of...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis, Earthquake 1265  Words | 4  Pages

  • Small Tsunami

    Tsunami * Tsunami: An Introduction A tsunami is a series of ocean waves with very long wavelengths (typically hundreds of kilometers) caused by large-scale disturbances of the ocean. Tsunamis can be caused by submarine volcanic eruptions, submarine landslides, meteor impact, underwater explosions, and glacier calving’s and major earthquakes occuring beneath the seabed causing large vertical movements. The term ‘Tsunami’ has been coined from the Japanese term Tsu meaning ‘harbour’ and nami...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Indian Ocean, Ocean 2067  Words | 7  Pages

  • Significant Tsunami

    Tsunami A tsunami, also called a tsunami wave train, and at one time incorrectly referred to as a tidal wave, is a series of water waves caused by the displacement of a large volume of a body of water, usually an ocean, though it can occur in large lakes. Tsunamis are a frequent occurrence in Japan; approximately 195 events have been recorded. Owing to the immense volumes of water and the high energy involved, tsunamis can devastate coastal regions. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other underwater...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Coast, Earthquake 1478  Words | 4  Pages

  • 2011 Japanese Tsunami

    be talking to you about the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11th, 2011 at 2:46pm (local time). This was the most powerful earthquake recorded in Japanese history with an estimated 8.9 -9.0 on the Richter scale. This catastrophic earthquake struck off the coast of Honshu, Japan. The tremors were the result of a violent uplift of the sea floor 80 miles off the coast of Sendai, where the Pacific tectonic plate slid beneath the plate Japan sits on. Tens of miles of crust ruptured along...

    Earthquake, Japan, New Zealand 917  Words | 3  Pages

  • Tsunamis: Causes, Effects and Differences

    A tsunami us a large wave caused by a displacement of a large volume of water. A tsunami are the effect of a natural primary hazards meaning that they are a secondary hazard, mostly the result of tectonic activity. The Boxing Day tsunami was caused by the subduction of the indo-Australian plate boundary underneath the Eurasian plate (240km off the coast of Indonesia). In contrast, the Japan tsunami was caused by the Pacific Plate subducting under the North American plate. The Asian and the Japan...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Convergent boundary, Earthquake 1522  Words | 4  Pages

  • Japan Tsunami and Earthquake

    Japan Tsunami and Earthquake Sion Hau 7D 31/07/11 An earthquake occurred in Sendai, Japan on the 11th of March in 2011; this earthquake also resulted in a tsunami. The earthquake measured at magnitude 8.9-9.0 on the Richter scale, the scale is measured in powers of ten (e.g. magnitude 2.0 is ten times more than magnitude 1.0). Japan sits on the Ring of Fire (an area encircling Pacific Ocean that has high volcanic and earthquake...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Earthquake, Japan 450  Words | 2  Pages

  • JAPAN

     For Japanese Women, a Competition to be Thin In Japan, only 3.5 percent of the population is considered obese. In contrast, the U.S has a climbing obesity rate that is currently thirty percent. A main reason for the contrast in obesity rates is the “culture of health” that Japan has long promoted. In part, Japan has been the healthiest nation thanks to its meals of vegetables, fish, and small portions. However, although Japan is able to avoid the problem of obesity, it is experiencing a rapid...

    Anorexia nervosa, Body mass index, Body shape 1369  Words | 5  Pages

  • Japan and Earthquake/Tsunami Mitigation

    Japan and Earthquake/Tsunami Mitigation Geography 312 – Term Paper Alexandra Bradshaw – 301144682 March 29th, 2012 On March 11th 2011, Japan suffered a 9.0 magnitude earthquake off its northern coast, followed by an enormous tsunami which took the lives of around 20,000 people. An earthquake of this magnitude had never been experienced in the history of mankind, and came as a shock to many seismologists. With the title of being the most earthquake prepared country in the world, Japan was thought...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Earthquake, Geothermal power 3287  Words | 8  Pages

  • Japan

    Rizal in Japan (Land of Cherry Blossoms) Feb. 28 – April 13 1888 • Rizal left Hong Kong on board of the Oceanic, an American steamer on his way to Japan. Places he went… YOKOHAMA GRAND HOTEL Places he went… TOKYO TOKYO HOTEL People he met JuanPerezCaballero • Secretary of the Spanish legation visited him in the hotel inviting him to stay in the Spanish legation. • Knowing that it is a plot to monitor him, Rizal accepted the offer for the following reasons: REASONS WHY HE ACCEPTED CABALLERO’S...

    El filibusterismo, Honshū, Japan 373  Words | 19  Pages

  • Japan

    84:209–216 DOI 10.1007/s10551-008-9701-8 Ó Springer 2008 ‘‘Karoshi (Work to Death)’’ in Japan Atsuko Kanai ABSTRACT. Since the collapse of Japan’s bubble economy in the early 1990’s, the Japanese economy has only recovered slightly. This has direct implications for employment. Both the seniority wage system and the lifetime employment system, which were popular during the period of economic growth in Japan, unavoidably changed to an outcome-wage system. Now there is greater mobility in employment...

    Death, Economy of Japan, Employment 1246  Words | 5  Pages

  • Essay on Tsunami, December 26th 2004 the disaster that was caused by the Tsuanmi, and it takes a look into its sociological persepctives

    On December 26, 2004 the world experienced the most devastating natural disaster to hit the Indian Ocean. It was classified as a tsunami, a tsunami holding immense power equivalent to the destruction of three nuclear bombs. Tsunami waves can become more than 30 feet high as they come into shore and can rush miles inland across low-lying areas. The death tolls were astronomical causing much grief, pain and depression throughout the world. "Estimates of the total toll from the eleven countries hit...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Aceh, Bay of Bengal 2086  Words | 6  Pages

  • Japan

    Study Guide: China-Japan Unit Test 2014 For your first unit test, be able to: Use the following vocabulary terms in sentences of your own showing you know the meaning of the term in context. Porcelain Fire Lance Civil Service Exams Minamoto Yoritomo Forbidden City Shogun Genghis Khan Samurai Diamond Sutra Zheng He Steel Silk Feudalism Steppe Vassal Scholar-Officials Daimyo Census Terrorism Bushido Yuan Dynasty Meditation Shinto Confucianism Grand Canal Answer questions...

    Genghis Khan, Mongol Empire, Mongolia 2216  Words | 7  Pages

  • Cascadian Tsunami

    Cascadian Tsunami "Barely had they set foot in the city in mourning the death of their benefactor, they feel the earth shake beneath their feet, the sea rises bubbling in the harbor, and breaks the vessels that are to anchor. Swirls of flames and ashes covered the streets and public places; houses collapsed, roofs are reversed on the foundations, and foundations disperse, and thirty thousand inhabitants of all ages...

    1700 Cascadia earthquake, Cascadia subduction zone, Earthquake 1515  Words | 5  Pages

  • Tsunamis through History

    History of Tsunami Events Need Emergency Advice? Please listen to your local radio and TV announcements or call 1300 TSUNAMI (1300 878 6264) for latest warning information. For emergency assistance, call your local emergency authority on 132 500 Recent Tsunamis affecting Australia * 28 February 2010 * 15 July 2009 List of past tsunami events around the world Tsunamis through history Destructive tsunamis have occurred in all of the world's oceans and seas. The following table lists some...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Atlantic Ocean, Earthquake 2462  Words | 7  Pages

  • japan

    cost, fuel efficiency, and exquisite design. In the early Eighties, dollars appreciated against major currencies including the Japanese yen. It boosted the expansion of Japan's exports, U.S. government faced successive years of trade deficits against Japan, protectionist coalitions claimed that measures shall be taken to reverse the present trade situation. As such, a new agreement called the Plaza Accord was brought onto the agenda. Instead of controlling domestic demands, U.S. government exerted...

    Currency, Exchange rate, Foreign exchange market 1607  Words | 6  Pages

  • Oceanic Waves-Tsunami

    The wavelength is the horizontal distance between two troughs or crests. 2)The Largest and most dangerous of oceanic waves is called tsunami or tidal waves. It’s wave could reach up to thousands of feet tall. 3)Tsunami is word originated from japan, and it’s equivalent in English is called “seismic sea waves.” There are many factors causing Tsunami. Most tsunamis that has occured in the past few years are caused by the down drop or upthrust of the Earh’s crust that results in Earthquke. It can also...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis, Earth 1355  Words | 3  Pages

  • Japan

    in the 1870’s was raw cotton. It’s price fell 45 percent. Japan’s largest export in the 1870s was raw silk. Its price rose 50%. (8 points) Show using a graph why if these were Japan’s only export good and only import good, this would imply that Japan would have gained from trade. (note: the specific numbers don't matter, just showing the kind of change from autonomy to trade). Label all parts of your diagram. 70866016764000 1798320161290Cotton 2255520106680E1 4000020000E1 95250052070 214122011303000708660673100021031206350 ...

    Daimyo, Edo period, Empire of Japan 1066  Words | 3  Pages

  • Tsunami in Japan Assesment Notes(A*)

    4038600-137160How Are Tsunami’s Made -Initiation The sea floor rises and drops suddenly creating large columns of water -Split ddsddsThe initial tsunami then splits into two, one heads further into sea another heads towards shore -Amplification As the wave appdsroaches shore, the height of the wave is amplified as the wave gathers energy as approaches shore -Run Up The leading wave is steepened, the wave does not break at this point, instead it acts like a wall of water smashing everything...

    Earthquake, Japan, Nuclear power 3319  Words | 6  Pages

  • Tsunami Essay

    of Malaysia. Recently, Kampung Sungai Balang had been hitting by a Tsunami. Tsunami is one of the horrible natural disasters in the world history. The earthquake that caused the wave of the tsunami measures up to 9.0 on the Richter scale. In the morning, when all the people in the Kampung Sungai Balang slept, movements stated down below 10,000 feet in the epicentre. The disastrous horror that came in the form of a massive tsunami has ravaged and devastated an incredibly large area and has left many...

    Disease, Earthquake, Epidemiology 610  Words | 2  Pages

  • Cause and Effect Tsunamis

    exactly are tsunamis? Tsunamis are immensely strong, long length and long period sea waves. Tsunamis have caused much grief and sorrow for anyone who have experienced it. The term tsunami comes from the Japanese language meaning harbor and wave. The term was created by fishermen who returned to port to find the area surrounding their harbor devastated, although they had not been aware of any wave in the open water. Tsunamis are common throughout Japanese history, as 195 events in Japan have been recorded...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Earthquake, Indian Ocean 1446  Words | 4  Pages

  • Essay: to What Extent Was Japan Modernized by 1920s?

    Essay: To what extent was Japan modernized by 1920s? Modernization is a process by which human beings progress in political, economic, social, intellectual and military aspects for the betterment of society as a whole. In the early 20th century, Japan achieved different levels of modernization in political, social, economic and cultural aspects. Although Japan still kept many traditional beliefs, it was the most modernized country in Asia at that time. Here, I will evaluate to what extent was...

    Diet of Japan, Empire of Japan, Prime minister 1024  Words | 3  Pages

  • water problem in japan

    Water Problem In Japan Table of Contents Abstract In the introduction part, I will give the purpose and thesis statement of the research and give some necessary background knowledge to provide some idea for readers. In the Methodology part, I will give the method how I collect the information. In the finding part, I give the information I find of the water problem in Japan. And in the discussion part, I give the process of the research and finally I justify the solution...

    Cadmium poisoning, Chernobyl disaster, Government of Japan 1648  Words | 5  Pages

  • Japan Railway System-Adaptation to Natural Disaster

    References 11 Abstract This research paper is about the Japan railway systems that always face the natural disaster and its adaptation in order to survive from the natural disaster and save its passengers from the disaster. This paper explains about the JR Company, which owns most of the japan railway and how it overcame all the odds and adapted to all the natural disasters which took place in Japan and lead less damage than usual. JR group installed seismometer...

    Earthquake, East Japan Railway Company, Greater Tokyo Area 1779  Words | 6  Pages

  • Essay for Japan

    R. N. L. Laresma ESSAY Japan, a country that shows us even through hard times, even a great war, could rise up from the ashes and be one of greatest countries in the world. They have shown us their intellectual knowledge about advancement in technology, technology that we today, use throughout our daily lives. Their culture has shaped the minds of people from all over the world, sharing their skills and creativity through means of modern day mediums. This, and other unique attributes of...

    2007 singles, Civilization, Culture 374  Words | 2  Pages

  • Japan Informative Outline

    Outline Format Introduction 1. Over 70% of Japan consists of mountains. The country also has over 200 volcanoes. Raised floors help indicate when to take off slippers or shoes. At the entrance to a home in Japan, the floor will usually be raised about 6 inches (15.24 cm.) indicating you should take off your shoes and put on slippers. If the house has a tatami mat room, its floor may be raised 1-2 inches (2.54-5.08 cm.) indicating you should take off your slippers. 2. Interested. 3. Tonight...

    Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Attack on Pearl Harbor, Japan 1233  Words | 4  Pages

  • Earthquakes In Japan

    Investigating Earthquakes – Japan Gurjit & Ashwin Preliminary questions: a. Why do earthquakes happen in this location? b. Does this location fall on any fault lines? c. What are they doing to prepare themselves? d. How often earthquakes happen in this location? e. The last earthquake? f. The strongest earthquake? g. What are the hazards of earthquakes in this area? h. How are the structures built in this area Investigation: i. Japan is located in an area where several continental...

    2008 Sichuan earthquake, Earthquake, Fault 1063  Words | 3  Pages

  • Boxing Day Tsunami

    Asia Tsunami Introduction 26th of December 2004 saw one of the deadliest natural disasters in history; a tsunami killing more than 270,000 people in fourteen countries across two continents (The Bolton Council of Mosques 2007-2012). This essay will aim to address the following issues: the nature of the disaster, geographic and human factors that contributed to the disaster, the preparation involved, the recovery process and the limitations of the data. Nature of the South Asia tsunami ...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Aceh, Natural disaster 851  Words | 3  Pages

  • Hilo Bay Tsunami

    2011 The Hilo Bay: Tsunami Magnet of Hawaii On the afternoon of 22 May 1960 the Valdivia Earthquake struck the country of Chile with devastating repercussions for the Chilean people and people around the world. The Earthquake rated a 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale and is, to date, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded. It occurred at roughly 1911 GMT, 1411 local time, and generated a massive tsunami that struck Hawaii approximately fifteen hours later. The tsunami caused little damage...

    1960 Valdivia earthquake, 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Earthquake 2408  Words | 6  Pages

  • Tsunami

    Tsunami in Japan The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued warnings for Russia, Taiwan, Hawaii, Indonesia, the Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Australia, and the west coasts the U.S., Mexico, Central America, and South America Earthquake Causes Nuclear Disaster The cooling system at the reactor failed shortly after the earthquake. Officials feared that a meltdown may occur, and radioactive material was detected outside the plant. These fears were realized on Sunday, when officials said they...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Earthquake, Japan 461  Words | 2  Pages

  • Tsunami

    [pic]Tsunami From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search For other uses, see Tsunami (disambiguation). [pic] [pic] A destroyed town in Sumatra after being hit by a tsunami, caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake A tsunami (plural: tsunamis or tsunami; from Japanese: 津波, lit. "harbor wave";[1] English pronunciation: /suːˈnɑːmi/ soo-nah-mee or /tsuːˈnɑːmi/ tsoo-nah-mee[2]), also called a tsunami wave train,[3] and at one time referred to as a tidal wave, is a series...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Earthquake, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center 5676  Words | 27  Pages

  • Japan-2011-Earthquake-Case-Study

    Japan earthquake and tsunami - 2011 Japan is an island nation located in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia. Japan is an archipelago of 6,852 islands. The four largest islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku, together comprising about ninety-seven percent of Japan's land area. Japan is a major economic power and has the 3rd largest nominal GDP Its GDP per capita is $34,739 or the 25th highest in the...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Chernobyl disaster, Earthquake 1079  Words | 3  Pages

  • Tsunami

    Main article: Historic tsunami[->0] As early as 426 B.C.[->1] the Greek[->2] historian Thucydides[->3] inquired in his book History of the Peloponnesian War[->4] about the causes of tsunami, and was the first to argue that ocean earthquakes must be the cause.[5]HYPERLINK \l "cite_note-Smid.2C_T._C._103f.-5"[6] The cause, in my opinion, of this phenomenon must be sought in the earthquake. At the point where its shock has been the most violent the sea is driven back, and suddenly recoiling with...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Earthquake, Earthquake engineering 5523  Words | 19  Pages

  • Essay

    Name: Andrew Gordon Subject: Exp201, Professor Morales Summary Assignment Forerunners Sei Shonagon: Hateful Things Essay question: Consider Sei Shonagon’s definition of the word ‘hate’ in the Heian era. Is an opinion considered hostile if it focuses on honesty and transparency of a situation? “Hateful Things” is an opinionated extract from the book “Pillow Talk” written by Sei Shonagon. Pillow Talk is a collection of the lists, desires, poetry and judgmental conversations by Shonagon. Sei...

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