Case study On Japan Natural Calamity happened after that Business Impacts: (IST )12th Mar 2011 (Saturday) The day came again for the Japan when it was struck with a big disaster after the 2nd world war, but this time it was a natural calamity. Earthquake was of 8.9 measured on the rector scale. Epicenter approx. 70 km east of the Oshika peninsula and the hypocenter was deep in the sea approx 32km in depth. 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. The earthquake triggered extremely destructive tsunami waves of up to 40.5 metres (133 ft) in Miyako, Tōhoku. The tsunami which brought destruction along the Pacific coastline of Japan's northern islands and resulted in the loss of thousands of lives and devastated entire towns. The actual height predicted of the tsunami varied, the greatest being for Miyagi at 6 m (20 ft) high.
The National Police Agency has confirmed 15,709 deaths,5,717 injured,and 4,626 people missing across eighteen prefectures. Of the 13,135 fatalities recovered by 11 April 2011, 12,143 or 92.5% died by drowning. Victims aged 60 or older accounted for 65.2% of the deaths, with 24% of total victims being in their 70s. Damage and Business effects
The degree and extent of damage caused by the earthquake and resulting tsunami were enormous, with most of the damage being caused by the tsunami. Estimates of the cost of the damage range well into the tens of billions of US dollars. An estimated 230,000 automobiles and trucks were damaged or destroyed in the disaster. Damage of the Power Station:
>>According to Tōhoku Electric Power (TEP), around 4.4 million households in northeastern Japan were left without electricity. Several nuclear and conventional power plants went offline after the earthquake, reducing TEPCO's (Tokoyo Electricity Power Company)total capacity by 21 GW. >>Japan declared a state of...
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