Sunday, March 13, 2011

Japanese earthquake and the tsunami tragedy......

Devastating earthquake measuring 8.9 Richter scale (SR) for 2 minutes has rocked Japan on Friday March 11, 2011 at 14:46 oclock and make the ravaged this Sunrises country. This is the biggest earthquake that struck Japan over 140 years. Earthquake Deep approximately in 20 km is also cause  tsunami waves as high as 10 meters in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture. The tsunami waves swept the coast of Japan and into the mainland to 5 km.

Japanese police estimated that the number of people, who were killed or remain missing due to the earthquake and tsunami, to Saturday morning, about 1,200 people. More than a thousand homes were destroyed by the disaster that struck the coast of northeastern Japan on Friday.
Currently the search of victims is still ongoing, authorities worry that the number of people killed could reach more than 1,000 lives. The earthquake on Friday is believed to be the greatest in more than 100 years in Japanese history.
Japan today set a state of emergency for five nuclear reactors at two sites following the earthquake and tsunami tragedy last Friday. State of emergency imposed after cooling in a number of reactor facilities were damaged. The situation had the potential to cause large-scale radioactive leak, which endanger many living things. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to assess the damage to facilities in a number of reactor coolant Japan brunt of floods that occur due to the tsunami, shortly after the earthquake Strength 8.9 on the Richter Scale. Japan has 54 commercial reactors, which is a source of electrical power. After the earthquake and tsunami hit, ten reactors temporarily closed. So far, 30 percent of Japan's electricity supply comes from nuclear power.

 Saving measures continue to be done to find victims of the tsunami by an earthquake measuring 8.9 Richter scale in Japan. Official death toll was recorded from the Police Japan totaled 686 people dead and 641 still missing. 


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