Tohoku, Japan (2011 Earthquake and Tsunami)
The giant earthquake (Magnitude 9.0) off Tohoku, Japan, was the largest earthquake in Japan’s history.
It caused nearly 20,000 casualties, mostly from devastating tsunamis.
The earthquake and tsunami also caused serious damage to the Fukushima nuclear power station, causing meltdown of the reactor, hydrogen explosion, and release of radioactive materials.
Similar tsunami hazards occurred in the past, but the experience was not utilized to reduce the disaster.
The lessons learned include the reexamination for preparedness for such infrequent hazards.
A giant earthquake (official name: off the Pacific coast of Tohoku earthquake, abbreviated as the Tohoku earthquake) occurred near northern Honshu, Japan, on March 11, 2011. This earthquake, with magnitude M 9.0, was the largest in Japan’s history, and produced a devastating tsunami disaster, as well as serious damage to the nearby Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station.
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