Japan Tsunami: A Nightmare to howl At the Japanese People

A tsunami (harbor wave) occurs when a series of huge waves come to the forefront due to a violent undersea commotion like earthquake or volcanic outbreak.

The speed at which the waves travel is almost 450 miles per hour. These potent waves reach the coastline with a great height before striking the shore. They can go to the height of 100 feet or so.

Japan experienced an earthquake of the magnitude 9.0 on 11th March 2011; the earthquake turned the waves to take the shape of a tsunami where the waves rose to the height of 23-foot in the north of the country. These huge waves swept away a train, cars, buildings homes and boats with thousands of corpses and dead bodies at the end when the waters receded.

It was the largest earthquake in Japan’s history and it struck the coasts that are 230 miles away from Tokyo.

The official toll was not less than 15,839 dead while 5,950 were and 3,642 were still missing.

The most important thing in this context is that the earthquake is such that may cause the ruination of the protective shields around the nuclear reactors and thus may cause even more disaster.

It will take a lot of time to re-establish the cities and towns that were ruined.


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