Discussion on the great east japan earthquake and tsunami disaster.

Need an research paper on the great east japan earthquake and tsunami disaster. Needs to be 5 pages. Please no plagiarism. Friday, 11th March 2011 was a normal afternoon for most Japanese residents. but this particular afternoon remains a mark of recollection. It is an afternoon that changed many lives. A massive earthquake (about 9.0 magnitudes (MW)) hit Japan at 2:46 pm near the city of Sendai in the Prefecture of Miyagi. The earthquake’s epicenter was approximately 70 kilometers east of Oshika Peninsular of Tohoku (Nanto 1). Almost all regions throughout Japan experienced the seismic intensity of the initial earthquake to some degree. However, it was felt strongly in most regions of Tohoku and in the northern part of Honshu Island and less in west Japan and on the northern island of Hokkaido. &nbsp.Ultimately, there was only little damage caused on infrastructure including the ski resorts even in areas worst hit by the earthquake. But this event led to the closure of a number of ski resorts in northern Japan in a bid to cut down electricity expenses and check facilities. However, the earthquake triggered very powerful Tsunami waves that caused loss of life, injuries, and destruction of property. In Miyako, the waves reached a height of 40.5 meters while in Sendai area, the waves traveled up to 10 kilometers. The Tsunami waves are said to have tilted the earth on its axis to approximately 10 cm to 25 cm. The Japanese National Police Agency authenticated that 15, 850 people had died, 6,011 injured while 3,287 others were missing. Over 125,000 buildings were destroyed (Nanto 2). Extensive structural damage also occurred ranging from damage of roads and railway to fires to collapsing of dams. Nuclear accidents were also witnessed after the meltdowns of three reactors in a power plant complex in the Fukushima Daiichi. Hundreds of thousands of residents in zones around the nuclear power complex were evacuated. It is estimated that around 4.4 million households were left without electricity while about 1.5 million others were left without water. Many people in Japan were never in the mood for going out either to spend money or to enjoy themselves.

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