These are not exam-style Questions, but simply extension tasks that will broaden your understanding of Natural disasters. Write a diary entry, dated 13 th March pretending you are one of the victims of the Japanese quake. This information is put into the Earthquake Phenomena Observation System EPOS at the headquarters in Tokyo When an earthquake occurs JMA immediately issues to the public, information on its hypocenter, magnitude and observed seismic intensity. The tsunami in claimed the lives of 15, people and injured This type of plate margin is known as a destructive plate margin.
In addition , buildings totally collapsed and another near , buildings partially damaged. As a result of the high frequency of Earthquakes in this area Japan has developed a high capacity to cope with both Earthquakes and tsunami. This strain energy eventually overcame the frictional force holding the plates in place, and was released as earthquake waves. The Fukushima nuclear power plant also faced directly the epicentre of the Earthquake. Often, these lasted between hours at a time.
The tsunami wave reached 10km inland in some places.
At Fukushima the subsequent tsunami disabled emergency generators required to cool the reactors. Government debt was increased when it injects billions of yen into the economy. The BBC also released a series dukushima photographs showing the same areas directly after the tsunami and one year later, the response is incredible. May 12 th, There were also aftershocks, many at 7 of above and over eight hundred aftershocks of magnitude 4.
An estimatedpeople began the disaster relief mission. Movements along these plate boundaries also present the risk of tsunamis to the island nation.
National Geographic — Japan In Pictures. This was known as a megathrust earthquake.
Interactive — how Japan had recovered one year on. A British rescue team has arrived in Japan to join the search for survivors of the earthquake and tsunami.
Northern Japan is on top of the western tip of the North American plate. Just 6 days after the quake a motorway was repaired — this shows the incredible rapidity with which the Japanese can work with their capacity to cope.
An earthquake is when two tectonic plates collide and cause the ground to violently. The Japanese Red-Cross mobilised emergency teams to the worst affected areas to provide medical and moral support to victims.
As the Japan Earthquake occurred at 2. It is the largest recorded earthquake to hit Japan and is in the top five in the world since records began in Write clearly, the fears and any difficulties that you faced. Many of them streamed out of buildings in the business district, gathering in open areas.
The upper 10m of the soil in this zone was also very vulnerable, as the waves amplified in this soil and caused liquefaction. Overdisplaced people in the region needed catering for, and issues included shortages of food, water, shelter, medicine and fuel for survivors.
The quake hit at 2: Two nuclear plants on the Pacific coast in F ukushima were automatically shut down.
The situation has been further compounded by numerous aftershocks. The island of Honshu was moved 2.
It detected the Earthquake and issued televised warnings just after the very rapid P-waves that arrived but before the more damaging S waves. The Public telephone system was knocked out, with no signal for mobile phones and internet. We think you have liked this presentation.
If you wish to download it, please recommend it to your friends in any social system. To briefly explain measures taken. The Japan Earthquake: Four ports were destroyed and a further 11 were affected in the northeast of Japan. Japan had its emergency crews and the army on site very quickly after the event. Shelter box sent 1, boxes of aid Tents, Sleeping bags and bottled water within the first month of the disaster.
Aftershocks were continuing, with one hitting magnitude 7.