Introduction Summary of the Earthquake (Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), 2011) At 14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) on March 11, 2011, a moment magnitude (M) 9.0 earthquake occurred with an epicenter off the coast of Sanriku. Fast facts: 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami. Gil-Rivas, Virginia On March 11, 2011, at 2:46 p.m. local time, an earthquake with an epicenter 130 kilometers east of Sendai off the Pacific coast of northern Japan shook the Tohoku region more violently than any tremor in a thousand years. Only the tsunami inversion requires an extension of the source fault to a shallow part between the first rupture area and the Japan Trench, recovering tsunamigenic slips larger than 40 m. The slow rupture speed and tsunamigenic slips can explain the features of the disaster by the earthquake. Videos of Ghosts Caught On Camera ! The 2011 Tohoku earthquake struck offshore of Japan, along a subduction zone where two of Earth's tectonic plates collide. The great plates are rough and stick together, building up energy that is released as earthquakes. 2016. h�b```f``�e`a``|� ̀ �@V�8�FA&� ��EN��24Z쬹��w32800L�˹T�2�g��=Z�L/5sj�Uu�nH:�t$j�����` l i ���U~NM �v�b �3�ɛI��+��O&O�ߌ�ǚ��M���ư1mC����k1�6Ҍ@�݄�G��oD�� � E�3� People in Japan felt strong shaking for three to five minutes. It was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded to have hit Japan, and the fourth most powerful earthquake in the world since modern record-keeping began in 1900. ... 6,152 people were injured, 130,927 were displaced and 2,562 people remain missing. This was the worst tsunami to hit Japan in the past 1,100 years, and even today they are still recovering. As of July 20, 2011 1/67 The Great East Japan Earthquake Information from Official Websites Preface We, Department of International Affairs of JST, originally made this English version of reference booklet on the “Great East Japan Living with Uncertainty after March 11, 2011, The Great Kanto Earthquake and the Chimera of National Reconstruction in Japan, Imaging Disaster: Tokyo and the Visual Culture of Japan's Great Earthquake of 1923, The Public Anthropology of Disaster: An Introductory Note, Radioactive Rain and the American Umbrella,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Revisiting the Convention on Nuclear Safety: Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Accident, Japanese Earthquakes and Nuclear Power Plant Failures, Natural Hazards and Risk Reduction in the Modern World, Devastating Consequences, Flawed Responses, Approaches to Reconstruction in the Asia-Pacific Region, The Great East Japan Earthquake and cultural heritage: towards an archaeology of disaster, Natural Disasters and the Edge of History, Japan’s Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami 2011, Engaging Local Populations in Humanitarian Relief, Abstracts of Scientific Papers 18th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine. A unified source model was constructed through joint inversion of teleseismic, strong motion, and geodetic datasets. for this article. This template indicates the number of persons currently reported to have been injured in the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, according to the following sources: ↑ "Damage Situation and Police Countermeasures associated with 2011Tohoku district – off the Pacific Ocean Earthquake" (PDF). ► They can explain the severe tsunami damage but moderate ground motion damage. 6,157 injured, Template documentation This template indicates the number of persons currently reported to have been injured in the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, according to the following sources: The Japanese version . [27] The earthquake and tsunami also caused extensive and severe structural damage in north-eastern Japan, including heavy damage to roads and railways as well as fires in many areas, and a dam collapse. In addition, the U.S. recommended that its citizens evacuate everyone within up to 80 km (50 mi) of the plant. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. This disaster resulted in 15,863 fatalities, 4414 missing, 5901 injured, and 114,591 house collapses as of 25 August 2011 (Fire Disaster Management Agency of Japan, 2011).