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1

How many countries offered Japan aid during the Tohoku EQ, 2011?

25

2

How many deaths occurred in the Tohoku EQ?

15,000

3

How many injured in the Tohoku EQ?

6,000

4

How many buildings were destroyed by soil liquefaction during the Tohoku EQ?

30 buildings.

5

What was the economic loss of the Tohoku EQ?

US$235million

6

How many aftershocks?

Four

7

What was the moment-magnitude of the aftershocks?

7.1

8

The epicentre of the EQ was how many miles from the coast of Tohoku?

43 miles

9

Which oil refinery caught fire?

Port of Sendai oil refinery

10

Fukushima's gas cooling system failed and broke. True or false?

False. The WATER cooling systems failed and broke.

11

The back up power systems in Fukushima also failed. True or false?

True.

12

The impacts of less nuclear powers raised what exports?

Oil exports

13

Oil exports were raised particularly from where?

The gulf states like Qatar

14

A 30ft high tsunami also occurred. True or false?

True

15

What was the rate of travel of the tsunami?

700km/hr

16

Looting, complaining and riots occurred. True or false?

False - atmosphere was very calm

17

What did the Japanese media do?

They downplayed the extent of the events so as not to panic citizens.

18

What was the radius of people evacuated by the power plant due to leaking radiation?

10 mile radius

19

How many seconds after the EQ was P waves detected?

31 seconds.

20

What service was back in operation the next day?

Shinkansen bullet train

21

Japanese exports of what were highly affected?

Technological components