Essay On Japan Tsunami

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In 2011, one of the world greatest natural disaster struck Japan and Pacific Rim. The 2011 Japanese Tsunami affected Japan locally and the world globally negatively. Marine life, Global waste, and Power plant failures affected the world globally. While marine life traveled to North America, high radiation levels, and waste traveling across the globe were all caused by the tsunami and earthquake. Likewise, there was also local effects similar which consisted of human casualties, preparation for future events, and a shift of the earth. On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami pounded Japan’s shoreline. The tsunami was a serious event which came with serious damage. An article reads the following, "At 2:46 Pm on March 11th 2011, an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 was recorded approximately 30 km below the floor of the Pacific Ocean off senda: about 300 km north east of Tokyo" ("2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Overview."). This quote gives us an idea of the magnitude of how serious this event was. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake is very serious and is one of the biggest earthquakes ever. Following the earthquake and tsunami came many casualties. It shows that when the author explains the following, "The Japan Tsunami is the worst one ever causing over 16,000 deaths and more than 2,500 missing…show more content…
It is expected for a 9.0 magnitude earthquake to cause hefty economic effects, and it certainly lived up to that. We can further see this here, “"First, it destroyed 138,000 buildings and cost $360 billion in economic damage. That’s more than the $250 billion cost estimate for Hurricane Katrina" (Amadeo, Kimberly. “Japan's 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster.” ). This alone will take many years, even into the future, to pay it off. In America we view Hurricane Katrina as one of the worst disasters in America, yet the total cost damage was not even nearly as close to the 2011 Japan Tsunami and

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