Five years ago a magnitude 9. The powerful inundation of seawater tore apart coastal towns and villages, carrying ships inland as thousands of homes were flattened, then washed tons of debris and vehicles back out to sea. Damage to the reactors at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant then caused a third disaster, contaminating a wide area that still forces nearly , residents to live as evacuees. The March 11 earthquake and subsequent disasters cost tens of billions of dollars, and nearly 16, lives. A tsunami reaches Miyako City, overtopping seawalls and flooding streets in Iwate Prefecture, Japan, after the magnitude 9. People take shelter as a ceiling collapses in a bookstore during the earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan, on March 11,
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NCBI Bookshelf. Nuclear Plants. The objective of this chapter is to provide an overview of the March 11, , Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami and their key impacts on Japanese nuclear plants located along the northeastern coast of Honshu, Japan's main island. The chapter is intended to provide background information to support the committee's detailed discussions of the Fukushima nuclear accident, which appear in subsequent chapters of this report.
The Great East Japan Earthquake and South Korean Support
Keishi Otomo's latest film looks at two colleagues whose blossoming bromance threatens to turn into something more mysterious. Roxana Oshiro, a Peruvian of Japanese descent, came to Japan in and was living in a dormitory in Kobe with her husband and child when the Great Hanshin Earthquake hit the region in After a violent jolt, she desperately kicked the door open High school student Yukime Sasaki and two other young girls were all beaming smiles to greet hundreds of visitors who stopped by on Wednesday afternoon before a Rugby World Cup game between Uruguay and Fiji. The three were there as "memory keepers" of the
On March 11, , a magnitude-9 earthquake shook northeastern Japan, unleashing a savage tsunami. The effects of the great earthquake were felt around the world, from Norway's fjords to Antarctica's ice sheet. Tsunami debris has continued to wash up on North American beaches years later. In Japan, residents are still recovering from the disaster. As of February , there were still about , evacuees who lost their homes; 50, of them were still living in temporary housing, Japan's Reconstruction Agency said.