2 Years Ago…..3/11/11 Fukushima & Tsunami Watch on North Coast

2 Years Ago…..3/11/11 Fukushima & Tsunami Watch on North Coast







Fukushima today: http://urlet.com/classic.eng

from wikipedia:

2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami

“2011 Miyagi earthquake” redirects here. For the aftershock that occurred on 7 April, see April 2011 Miyagi earthquake.
2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami
An aerial view of tsunami damage in Tōhoku An aerial view of damage in the Sendai region with black smoke coming from the Nippon Oil Sendai oil refinery

Peak tsunami wave height summits, color-coded with red representing most severe

Date 11 March 2011
Origin time 14:46:23 JST (UTC+09:00)
Duration 6 minutes[1]
Magnitude 9.0 (Mw)[2][3]
Depth 32 km (20 mi)
Epicenter 38°19′19″N 142°22′08″E / 38.322°N 142.369°E / 38.322; 142.369Coordinates: 38°19′19″N 142°22′08″E / 38.322°N 142.369°E / 38.322; 142.369
Type Megathrust earthquake
Countries or regions Japan (primary) Pacific Rim (tsunami, secondary)
Total damage Tsunami wave, flooding, landslides, fires, building and infrastructure damage, nuclear incidents including radiation releases
Max. intensity IX
Peak acceleration 2.99 g
Tsunami Up to 40.5 m (133 ft) in Miyako, Iwate, Tōhoku
Landslides Yes
Foreshocks 7
Aftershocks 9,568[4]
Casualties 15,881 deaths,[5] 6,142 injured,[6] 2,668 people missing[7]

The 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tōhoku (東北地方太平洋沖地震, Tōhoku-chihō Taiheiyō Oki Jishin?), often referred to in Japan as Higashi nihon daishinsai (東日本大震災?)[8] and also known as the 2011 Tohoku earthquake,[9] the Great East Japan Earthquake,[10][11][fn 1] and the 3.11 Earthquake, was a magnitude 9.03 (Mw) undersea megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred at 14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) on 11 March 2011,[2][3][12] with the epicentre approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi) east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tōhoku and the hypocenter at an underwater depth of approximately 32 km (20 mi).[2][13] It was the most powerful known earthquake ever to have hit Japan, and the fifth most powerful earthquake in the world since modern record-keeping began in 1900.[12][14][15] The earthquake triggered powerful tsunami waves that reached heights of up to 40.5 metres (133 ft) in Miyako in Tōhoku’s Iwate Prefecture,[16][17] and which, in the Sendai area, travelled up to 10 km (6 mi) inland.[18] The earthquake moved Honshu (the main island of Japan) 2.4 m (8 ft) east and shifted the Earth on its axis by estimates of between 10 cm (4 in) and 25 cm (10 in).[19][20][21]

On 12 September 2012, a Japanese National Police Agency report confirmed 15,881 deaths,[22] 6,142 injured,[23] and 2,668 people missing[24] across twenty prefectures, as well as 129,225 buildings totally collapsed, with a further 254,204 buildings ‘half collapsed’, and another 691,766 buildings partially damaged.[25




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