2011 Tohoku Earthquake Essay

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To what extent did the 2011 tohoku earthquake in Japan affect their livelihoods? Introduction: In March 11, 2011, the underwater earthquake occurred in pacific Ocean off the coast of Honshu, which is Japan’s main Island. This caused a huge destructive earthquakes and tsunami to Japan. It is called Great Sendai Earthquake or Great Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami. The Tsunami and earthquake had damaged northeastern part of Japan where it’s called Tohoku with the tsunami waves that had climbed up to over a 100 feet. The tsunami led to some other serious secondary troubles, such as the nuclear disaster that had happened in Fukushima, where radioactive materials were released. The official total number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing…show more content…
A wave measuring some 33 feet high inundated the coast and flooded parts of the city of Sendai, including its airport and the surrounding countryside. (Britannica) According to some reports, one wave destroyed from coast to some 6 miles (10 km) inland after causing the Natori River, which separates Sendai from the city of Natori to the south overflow. Damaging tsunami waves struck the coasts of Iwate prefecture, just north of Miyagi prefecture, and Fukushima, Ibaraki, and Chiba. Those prefectures are extending along the Pacific coast south of Miyagi. Which is why it was really affected. In addition to Sendai, other communities were also badly hit by the tsunami including Kamaishi and Miyako in Iwate, Ishinomaki, Kesennuma, and Shiogama in Miyagi, and Kitaibaraki and Hitachinaka in Ibaraki. As the floodwaters retreated back to the sea, they carried with them enormous quantities of debris, as well as thousands of victims caught in the deluge. Large stretches of land were left submerged under seawater, particularly in lower-lying

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