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2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami

2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami
The 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tōhoku (東北地方太平洋沖地震, Tōhoku-chihō Taiheiyō Oki Jishin?) was a magnitude 9.0 (Mw) undersea megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred at 14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) on Friday 11 March 2011,[2][3][8] with the epicentre approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi) east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tōhoku and the hypocenter at an underwater depth of approximately 30 km (19 mi).[2][9] The earthquake is also often referred to in Japan as the Great East Japan earthquake (東日本大震災, Higashi nihon daishinsai?)[10][11][12][fn 1] and also known as the 2011 Tohoku earthquake,[13] and the 3.11 earthquake. Earthquake[edit] The main earthquake was preceded by a number of large foreshocks, with hundreds of aftershocks reported. Geology[edit] Map of the Tōhoku earthquake and aftershocks on 11–14 March Hypocentral region boundaries (Source: The Japanese Headquarters for Earthquake Research Promotion) Energy[edit] Geophysical effects[edit] Aftershocks[edit] Tsunami[edit]

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Why women are more at risk than men in earthquake-ravaged Nepal Natural disasters are thought to be indiscriminate killers—but is that strictly true? It turns out disasters affect women much more than men. A 2007 study by researchers at the London School of Economics and the University of Essex found that between 1981 and 2002, natural disasters in 141 countries killed significantly more women than men, and that the worse the disaster, the bigger the gender disparity. The latest figures from Nepal show that among the 1.3 million affected by the earthquake, about 53% are female—a small but not yet statistically significant bias. That might soon change. According to the Women Resilience Index, a metric developed to assess a country’s capacity to reduce risk in disaster and recovery for women, Nepal scores a paltry 45.2 out of 100.

Japan quake and tsunami: Timeline of key events Reuters / Toru HanaiA boy walks through the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan, March 14, 2011 Below, a list of key events since a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated northeastern Japan on Friday Friday, March 11 Teaching of Tendenko saved lives of school children in Japan - Edu4drr The article below is from the Daily Yomuiri online and explains how an education programme based on one word and integrated into other parts of the curriculum was effective at saving lives and enabling children and youth to know how to respond and to do so without hesitation. Clearly these students had developed a strong belief in their own ability to act (sometimes termed 'self-efficacy'). Very inspiring and useful to follow up as a researcher. Local wisdom a lifesaver for kids Sho Komine and Yasushi Kaneko / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writers MORIOKA--The wisdom known on the Sanriku coast--the Pacific side of the Tohoku region--as "tsunami tendenko" saved the lives of many children in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, when the massive earthquake and tsunami struck on March 11.Of 2,900 primary and middle school students in Kamaishi--where more than 1,200 people died or are missing--only five children who left school early or were off sick on March 11 were confirmed dead.

Science Highlights 2010 - UNAVCO Event Response - Mw=8.8 Chile Earthquake Feb. 27, 2010 Relevant Data Supersite UNAVCO is hosting the GEO (Group on Earth Observations) Supersite on the 2010 Chilean earthquake, featuring a variety of maps, images, and data. UNAVCO Event Response Forum For information on accessing data including high rate GPS, SAR data, seismic data from the PBO network, UNAVCO GPS equipment availability, and borehole strainmeter data from the PBO network go to our Event Response Forum.

Yamaguchi-gumi The Sixth Yamaguchi-gumi (六代目山口組, Rokudaime Yamaguchi-gumi?) is Japan's largest and most infamous yakuza organization. It is named after its founder Harukichi Yamaguchi. Was the Nepal earthquake twice as big as we thought? This item has been corrected. On April 25, Nepal was hit with the biggest earthquake in 80 years—but just how big was it? Amidst the destruction, there was a spat on the issue between the US and China. The US Geological Survey (USGS), which monitors earthquakes worldwide, reported that the Nepal earthquake measured at a magnitude of 7.8.

Japan: Living with Disasters Japan: Living with Disasters What can the world learn from the nation’s ability to accept natural disasters as a normal part of life? Sifting through the ruins: A woman looking for her missing family members stands in a field at Kesennuma city, Miyagi prefecture (April 10, 2011). Source: STR/AFP/Getty Images Japan thought it was prepared.

Ground Truth Trekking Blog » Largest Earthquakes since 1900 This is largely a repeat of part of my post following the 2010 Chile Earthquake, with a few updates and clarifications. Edit: I changed the earthquake magnitude from 8.9 to 9.0 reflecting the USGS’s catalog (as of 16 March 2011). What are the chances? Global occurrence of large earthquakes Does it seem like there are a lot of big earthquakes lately? This map shows where the strongest earthquakes are expected to strike Munmun Mukherjee is a good patient. She lies quiet on the white stone delivery table of the government hospital in Kolkata, but for an occasional low moan. Even this is muted, the edge of her voice flattened, as if she knows that she needs to be on her best behaviour.