Essay On Japan Tsunami Essays and Term Papers

  • Japan Tsunami Essay

    On March 11, 2011 Japan was hit with a 9.0 magnitude earthquake that destroyed Japan and surrounding states. The tsunami was formed by an earthquake underwater. Underwater earthquakes happen because of the collision of plates and it causes the fault line to slide, when a force pushes the water upwards...

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  • Tsunami in Japan

    Tsunami in japan -- At 2.46 pm Japan time, an earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale struck at a depth of 24.4 km below the ocean's surface, 130 km (80 miles) from the coastal city of Honshu and 373 km (231 miles) from Tokyo    -- The resulting tsunami, with waves in excess of 10 meters in...

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  • Japan Tsunami

    Japan's most powerful earthquake since records began has struck the north-east coast, triggering a massive tsunami. Cars, ships and buildings were swept away by a wall of water after the 8.9-magnitude tremor, which struck about 400km (250 miles) north-east of Tokyo. A state of emergency has been...

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  • Tsunami in Japan

    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...

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  • Japan Tsunami

    A magnitude 9.0 quake ravaged Japan Friday 11 march 2011, shaking buildings in Tokyo for several minutes. Within the same 24-hour period more than 150 aftershocks of magnitude greater than 4.5 occurred Japan's buildings may have mostly survived the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake that struck last...

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  • 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...

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  • Japan Tsunami

    YounghoonShim ENGL2261 5/16/2012 The stress No one can be...

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  • Tsunami in Japan

    SLIDES - Henry (Tudor) VIII, was born in Greenwich Palace June 28 1491. - His father was King Henry VII, and his mother was Elizabeth of York. They had four children in total, the youngest boy being Henry. - His older siblings were Arthur, Prince of Wales, Margaret, and Mary. - In 1493, Henry...

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  • 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...

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  • Japan Tsunami 2011

    Tsunamis are large seismic sea waves that can cause major destruction in coastal regions. A tsunami (Japanese for "wave in bay") is caused by underwater seismic activity, such as an earthquake. While tsunamis are commonly called "tidal waves," this is an erroneous term; these potentially catastrophic...

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  • News Report on the Tsunami in Japan

    of a tsunami of between six and 10 metres. Towns and farms around Sendai city in northern Japan have been engulfed by a seven-metre tsunami, while a four-metre wave swamped parts of Kamaishi on the Pacific coast.Residents have been ordered to high ground and stay away from the coast as tsunamis can...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Tsunami in Japan 2011

    12, when about 26 hours after the earthquake, an explosion in reactor No. 1 at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station caused one of the buildings to crumble to the ground. The cooling system at the reactor failed shortly after the earthquake. Officials feared that a meltdown may occur, and radioactive...

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  • Tsunami of Japan: a Devastating Hit

    the devastating tsunami that hit Japan. On March 11, 2011 the day of this tragedy at about 7:30am one of the tectonic plates under Japan shifted several feet up, this created the earthquake which pushed a whole lot of water. The water moved into many directions and this caused the tsunami. On this day an...

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  • Tsunami in Japan 2011

    MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL ------------------------ ----- ------ ------- ----------- TOSASHIMIZU JAPAN 32.8N 132.9E 0747UTC 00.9FT/00.27M TOKAI JAPAN 33.8N 137.6E 0645UTC 00.8FT/00...

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  • Japan Tsunami Economics

    Joe Rogers In early March, 2011, an earthquake in Japan triggered one of the most tragic tsunamis this world has ever experienced. Although this natural catastrophe affected Japan the most, the tsunami also hit other countries. Within nine hours of the earthquake the United States. Forty-two people...

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  • 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...

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  • Economy of Japan after tsunami

    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...

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  • 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...

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