Flashcards in Japan (EQ), 2011 Deck (12):
What made it a disaster?
Total damage cost was 309 billion USD,
Secondary impact of Tsunami caused huge damage - 217 m^2 flooding.
Tertiary impact - tsunami damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
4th largest earthquake in the world.
Park's model - relief
worldwide aid provided from 116 countries.
Park's model - rehabilitation
Temporary homes set up for 1 million people.
Park's model - reconstruction
Estimated 50 billion USD for clear up of nuclear power-plant at Fukushima.
Labour shortages limited recovery.
Level of vulnerability
They had effective EW, 58% of people in Miyagi and Fukushima moved to higher ground to escape the Tsunami. However, generally people underestimated the risks.
217 m^2 flooding and widespread soil liquefaction
Many aftershocks - 7.1M being the largest.
Source - live science website
May not be reliable as the authors are unknown
Source - Guardian
Written by Liz Ford and Claire Provost on March 14, 2011