Tag: earthquake

29. Mar 2011

Away from home when disaster strikes : Diary from a UK-based Japanese community after the Tohoku catastrophe

earthquake, InFocus, Japan, tsunami

Diary from a UK-based Japanese community after the Tohoku catastrophe

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13. Mar 2011

The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake: Unmitigated disaster followed by a New Deal-type reconstruction?

earthquake, InFocus, Japan, tsunami

Four moving tectonic plates crowd each other in the eastern vicinity of Japan, and on Friday 11 March at 2:45 in the afternoon Japan Standard Time, pressure that had built up between two of them for years, perhaps centuries, was suddenly released, causing one to slip under the other. The ocean above this rising sea floor also rose, and these displaced masses of water shortly after inundated the northeastern coats of Japan.

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