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  1. Mar 18, 2021 · Similarly, on March 11, 2011, Japan suffered from one of the major destruction of its economy due to the huge earthquake. Causes of Earthquake. The earth’s crust is consists of a solid core, mantle (i.e. a molten magma), and various lithospheric plates. Such an earth’s structure is shown below:

  2. The earthquake moved Honshu (the main island of Japan) 2.4 m (8 ft) east, shifted the Earth on its axis by estimates of between 10 cm (4 in) and 25 cm (10 in), increased earth's rotational speed by 1.8 µs per day, and generated infrasound waves detected in perturbations of the low-orbiting Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer satellite.

  3. The largest earthquake instrumentally recorded had a magnitude of 9.5 and occurred in southern Chile on May 22, 1960. It produced a tsunami that killed people around the Pacific Basin - in Hawaii, California, Japan, the Philippines and other locations.

  4. Location. According to the USGS, the epicenter of the earthquake was about 3 km (1.9 miles) off the coast of Pelluhue, a town in the Maule Region.This is about 6 km (3.7 miles) west of the village of Chovellén, 15 km (9.3 miles) southwest of the town of Pelluhue and at a point approximately 100 km (62 miles) away from the following four provincial capitals: Talca (to the north-east), Linares ...

  5. Tsunamis in Japan In a total of 143 tidal waves classified as a tsunami since 684 a total of 130,974 people died in Japan. Tsunamis therefore occur comparatively often in this country. The strongest tidal wave registered in Japan so far reached a height of 90 meters. At this Tsunami on 08/29/1741 a total of 1,607 people have been killed.

  6. Japan marks the 72nd anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Japan marks the 72nd anniversary of the first atomic bomb dropped by the U.S. on Hiroshima, Aug.6, 1945, killing an estimated 70,000 people with many thousands more dying over years from the effects of radiation.

  7. Jul 04, 2013 · In 2011 an offshore earthquake and resulting tsunami wreaked havoc on Japan and caused at least 15,000 deaths, plus the meltdown of Fukushima nuclear reactors. Rebuilding efforts were swift and creative, and after a short slump the tourism industry bounced back stronger than ever.

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