On 11 March , a massive 9. The epicentre was 43 miles east of Tohoku at a depth of 20 miles. The earthquake lasted 6 minutes and caused a tsunami wave that reached heights of over 40 metres. Earthquake destruction in Japan.
Tsunami Case Study (Japan)
Japan disaster: before and after | Japan earthquake, Japan, Tsunami
Japan lies within one of the most tectonically active zones in the world. It experiences over earthquakes every day. The majority of these are not felt by humans and are only detected by instruments. Japan has been hit by a number of high-intensity earthquakes in the past. Since there are have been fatalities as the result of tectonic activity. Northern Japan is on top of the western tip of the North American plate. Southern Japan sits mostly above the Eurasian plate.
Case Study 3 – Ageing Population – Japan
Natural hazards, plate tectonics and earthquakes feature in the National Curriculum at key stage 2 and 3. This page links to our case studies of earthquakes and tsunamis that have taken place in recent years. They provide information, teaching ideas and links to resources and journal articles to support you in your teaching of earthquakes and tsunamis. For post students Top Spec Geography: Tectonic Hazards , by Cameron Dunn and Martin Degg, explores the key tectonic processes, which are fundamental to our understanding of the geography of tectonic hazards at all scales, as well as the hazards of earthquakes, tsunami and volcanoes. Plate update: refreshing ideas for teaching plate tectonics Teaching Geography , spring - Duncan Hawley and John Lyon draw on key recent developments to offer a 'refresher' course in plate tectonics.
The tsunami saw a vast amount of material washed out to sea - about 20 million tonnes. Read these stories of objects from Japan washing up on these distant shores, some of which have later been reconciled with their owners. BBC, This website illustrates the progress of reconstruction to affected areas through aerial images taken periodically over the past five years.