Japan 2011 Tsunami Video ~ Wow! Not what I thought it would look like.
Japan 2011 Tsunami Video ~ Subtle, incremental, unrelenting devastation.
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Note: Architecture prevailed. High-up buildings had a place to escape to. 15,894 dead, 120,00o buildings destroyed. 50,000 people still displaced.
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011: Facts and Information
“On March 11, 2011, a magnitude-9 earthquake shook northeastern Japan, unleashing a savage tsunami.
The effects of the great earthquake were felt around the world, from Norway’s fjords to Antarctica’s ice sheet. Tsunami debris has continued to wash up on North American beaches years later.
Japan still recovering
In Japan, residents are still recovering from the disaster. As of February 2017, there were still about 150,000 evacuees who lost their homes; 50,000 of them were still living in temporary housing, Japan’s Reconstruction Agency said.
More than 120,000 buildings were destroyed. 278,000 were half-destroyed. 726,000 were partially destroyed. The direct financial damage from the disaster is estimated to be about $199 billion dollars (about 16.9 trillion yen), according to the Japanese government. The total economic cost could reach up to $235 billion, the World Bank estimated, making it the costliest natural disaster in world history.