Tsunami (Japan 2011 Tsunami (occurred on March 11, 2011 , hit the main…
Japan 2011 Tsunami
occurred on March 11, 2011
hit the main island of Japan
death toll: 15894
missing people: 3292
buildings destroyed: over 120,000
a level-7 nuclear meltdown
cooling system failure at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
buoys in the ocean to create a warning
sensors in the Pacific Ocean
warning sent to citizens via phones
80 water-borne sensors
Why would a tsunami occur?
tectonic plates moving
japan is where the North American, Pacific, Eurasian and Philippine plates meet.
japan is one of the most tectonically active places on earth
What is a tsunami?
huge waves that rush towards land