World Tourism / The consequences of earthquakes in Japan cities / Sanriku earthquake in March 2, 1933
In 1933, Japan was shacked by a strong earthquake, with a 8.5 Richter power. The Sanriku region was the most affected area in Japan. The earthquake from March 2, 1933, led to many damages and 3000 victims. The people remained with no homes, security and protection. The strong power of the earthquake caused a tsunami with almost 30 m height. After the quake’s shack, there continued almost 50 convulsions between 5 and 7 magnitude. These natural calamities were impossible to control and in result almost all houses and buildings were demolished and flooded. In that terrible situation the people couldn’t escape and there were over 2000 people missing. In comparison with other quakes in Japan, the Sanriku earthquake is considered less harmful, because the fewer victims and damages.
Maps of Sanriku earthquake in March 2, 1933map Japan
Others from The consequences of earthquakes in Japan cities
The cities with poor infrastructure suffer the largest difficulties and loss of life.
Some areas register small shakings on a daily basis.
There are regions which suffer small to medium size earthquakes on a regular basis.
Most dangerous are regions where earthquakes could take human lives, ruin cities and destroy people’s houses.