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Answered 2011-03-30 05:06:54

The earthquake caused the tsunami in Japan. And plate tectonics - which have been going on under the earths surface since the earth formed - caused the earthquake.

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The tsunami in Japan occurred because when the tectonic plates under ground move they cause an earthquake. Sometimes an earthquake can cause a tsunami from shaking underwater.


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it is word of japan, in the japan big wave to called tsunami



On March 11th 2011 a tsunami hit Japan.


The tsunami hit japan on 11th of March 2011.


Houses that were hit by the tsunami were all damaged and there is major flooding happening there. There were some unlucky people who were trapped in their house and couldn't get out during the tsunami :( God bless them all.


The last tsunami before Japan was in New Zealand.



The Japan tsunami of 2011 was one of the worst tsunamis in 140 years!


Japan it gets very strong earthquakes and may cause a tsunami


Thwere was no tsunami in Japan in 2004. There was a tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004, which killed at least 230,000 people, but it did not affect Japan. Japan was hit by a tsunami in 2011, which killed about 16,000 people.



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The large tsunami that occured in Japan hit on March 11th, 2011.



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