The consequences of earthquakes in Japan cities (Japan - World Tourism)
|Earthquake on March 11, 2011
An earthquake measuring 9.0 occurred in Japan, on east coast of Honshu Island, on March 11, followed by numerous aftershocks. The epicenter was located in 373 km north-east of Tokyo, its center lies at a depth of 24 kilometers. The hypocenter was formed at a depth of 24 km in the Pacific Ocean. It caused a tsunami height of more than ten meters. This is the strongest earthquake in the history of Japan and the sixth in force in the history of seismic observations. The scientists assume that the earthquake in Japan...
|The Menji Sanriku earthquake in June, 1896
Japan is one of the most active seismic regions, where take place more than 20 % from the most terrible earthquakes in the world. The quakes with strong magnitude can promote tsunami, with high destroying waves. In June, 1896 took place the Menji Sanriku quake with the power of 7.2, that led to an enormous tsunami. The consequnces were terrible and the main lost was about 22.000 victims, and injured people. The origin of the quake was set at the Japan Trench, where are complemented the Pacific and Eu...
|Kobe earthquake on January 17, 1995
Kobe is the capital of Hyogo Prefecture and one of Japan's largest cities. The town is situated between the sea and the Rokko mountain. Kobe is also known as one of Japan's most attractive cities. In 1995, Kobe was affected by the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, which took over 5000 people and ruined hundred of homes and constructions. Today the city is completely reconstructed and no traces of the terrible event can be seen here. This earthquake occurred as a result of the displacement of three tectonic plates. ...