What damage did the 2011 Japan earthquake cause?
Fast Facts: 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami At $360 billion, the earthquake and tsunami resulted in the costliest disaster to date. By comparison, Hurricane Katrina's economic impact was $250 billion. Nearly 20,000 people died or disappeared; more than 90% of deaths were due to drowning during the tsunami.
How did the 2011 tsunami in Japan affect other countries?
The aftermath of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami included both a humanitarian crisis and massive economic consequences. The tsunami created over 300,000 refugees in the Tōhoku region of Japan and resulted in shortages of food, water, shelter, medicine and fuel for survivors. 15,900 deaths have been confirmed.
How did the earthquake and tsunami in Japan affect the world?
The direct economic loss from the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster is estimated at 360 billion dollars. Although Japan is a world leader in disaster preparedness, the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake caused overwhelming damage and humanitarian needs that required an international response. You can provide hope and practical help when disasters strike.
What was the first environmental problem in Japan?
Environmental pollution in Japan has followed industrialization since the Meiji period. One of the earliest cases was the copper poisoning caused by drainage from the Ashio copper mine in Tochigi Prefecture, beginning as early as 1878.
What was the damage to the nuclear power plant in Japan?
Tsunami waves smashed the coast, causing massive damage and flooding. The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant cooling system was damaged, raising fears of a meltdown. The aftershocks continued, many exceeding 7.0. A nuclear emergency was declared. More than 1 million households had no water.
What was the result of Japan's industrialization?
The result was a deliberate state-led industrialization policy to enable Japan to quickly catch up. Between 1873 and 1876, the government abolished the samurai class (member of a powerful military caste in feudal Japan) and its state stipends. Most samurai became impoverished and rebellion resulted in 1877.
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