Earthquake in Japan 2011

In March 2011, a 9.0 earthquake hit offshore Japan. It triggered 200+ aftershocks as well a massive tsunami that hit other locations, including Hawaii.

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How many people died in the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011?

The death toll from the March 11, 2011 Sendai earthquakes and tsunami continued to climb weeks after the initial destruction due to the amount of damage.

The National Police Agency of Japan reported in a September 2012 report with a total of 15,870 deaths,6,114 injured, and 2,814 people missing. The USGS reports 20,896 fatalities for this disaster. This surpasses the death toll for the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake.

The largest number of deaths was in the Miyagi, Iwate, and Fukushima districts. Over 92% of reported deaths were due to drowning.

How many people died in WWI?

Casualties in WWISeven or eight million soldiers died in World War 1.

See the link to the right for details, or here is more input:

  • The First World War, known as the Great War and as World War One (abbreviated WWI) after 1939, was a world conflict lasting from August 1914 to the final Armistice on November 11, 1918. The Allied Powers (led by Britain, France, Russia until 1917, and the United States after 1917), defeated the Central Powers (led by the German Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Ottoman Empire). The war caused the disintegration of four empires (Austro-Hungarian, German, Ottoman, and Russian) as well as radical change in the European and Middle Eastern maps. The Allied powers before 1917 are sometimes referred to as the Triple Entente, and the Central Powers are sometimes referred to as the Triple Alliance.
  • About 8,500,000 soldiers were killed in World War 1, from all nations. The total with civilians is over 20,000,000. It is hard to answer even seemingly objective, fact-based questions such as this one. Historians research the numbers and they get larger.


Military dead: 5 million

Civilian deaths: 3 million

Total of dead: 8 million

Central Powers:

Military dead: 4 million

Civilian deaths: 3 million

Total dead: 7 million

  • Germany: 1,808,000
  • Austria-Hungary: 1,200,000
  • Russia: 1,700,000
  • France: 1,385,000
  • England: 947,000
  • Poland: 500,000
  • Italy: 460,000
  • Turkey: 350,000
  • Romania: 350,000
  • USA: 115,000
  • Australia: 60,000

Total Estimated: 8,500,000

Wounded: 19,536,000

The Encyclopedia Britannica says that 8,500,000 soldiers were killed in the war and 13,000,000 civilians including victims of the influenza epidemic of 1918.

There was a total of 8 Million Deaths in World War One. 5 Million of these deaths, were from the military of Entente Powers, Allies. The other 3 Million were from the Central Powers Military.

How did the victims in japan get emergency aid after tsunami and earthquake?

someone with acess to a phone and who was not dead would have rung emergency aids. there would have been a lot of people doing this and once the aids got there they would have called backup. :)

What was the strength of the Japan March 2011 earthquake?

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the March 11, 2011 magnitude 9.0 earthquake (originally reported as 8.9) was the "biggest quake to hit Japan since record-keeping began in the late 1800s and one of the biggest ever recorded in the world".

According to several US news organizations including CBSNEWS, the USGS provided a comparison to gain perspective of Japan's recent earthquake.

It was cited that

"USGS compared Japan's earthquake with two well known quakes: last year's earthquake in Haiti and the historic 1906 San Francisco quake.

The USGS calculated Friday's magnitude 8.9 earthquake in Japan to be 700 times stronger than Haiti's recent magnitude 7.0 earthquake, which devastated Port-au-Prince and killed more than 300,000 people.

When comparing to the 1906 earthquake, the USGS has figured that Japan's earthquake is equivalent to 30 of the San Francisco earthquakes."

U.S. government scientists at USGS originally put the Japan quake at 8.9. The change to 9.0 means that the quake was about 1.5 times stronger than initially thought.

The Japan quake is now the fourth largest in the world since 1900 behind the 2004 magnitude-9.1 Sumatra quake.

UPDATE: Official magnitude was updated to 9.1 on Nov 7, 2016.

What was the largest earthquake measured in history?

The Great Chilean Earthquake of 1960The Valdivia earthquake or Great Chilean Earthquake (Spanish: Gran terremoto de Valdivia) of May 22, 1960, is to date the most powerful earthquake ever recorded, rating 9.5 on the Moment Magnitude scale.

It occurred in the afternoon (19:11 GMT, 14:11 local time) and its resulting tsunami affected southern Chile, Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, eastern New Zealand, southeast Australia, and the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.

And the strongest-ever earthquake in the US?

It took place in Prince William Sound, Alaska, on March 28, 1964, and measured 9.2 on the Richter scale. The destruction was massive, although "only" 125 lives were lost as a result of the earthquake and the ensuing tsunami.

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1960 Valdivia earthquake 9.5 by a Richter scale
The largest earthquakes ever was the Valdivia earthquake in Chile in 1960 with a magnitude of 9.5.

How many people died in the Skibbereen Workhouse and how did it happen?

According to a very useful history and guide to sources,

Establishing how many died in the Skibbereen area during the Famine is problematic but a figure of 28,000 deaths and a further 8,000 emigrated, from population of 105,000 may be reasonable. Further, it was the poorest who were hit worst. Between 1847 and 1852 holdings of less than 15 acres declined by 31%; holdings greater than 30 acres increased by 63%. Pre Famine Skibbereen society was obliterated.Most of those who died in the Famine in Skibbereen were buried in the abbey graveyard, where a Famine Memorial stands with the inscription: 'Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Ps.CXV-5.' 'Erected to the memory of those departed ones who fell victims to the awful famine of 1846 and 1847. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord. And let perpetual light shine on them. May they rest in peace. Amen.'

Harrowing images were intended to shock, like those of starving children in Africa on television are today. The commentary makes it clear that 'our main object in the publication of this series of Illustrations is to direct public sympathy to the suffering poor of these localities'.

The situation in Skibbereen was also the focus of a number of national newspaper reports. It soon became a byword for human suffering. As early as March 1847, the Liverpool Journal headed a report on fever deaths in Webster's Court, off Oriel Street, Liverpool - 'A Skibbereen In Liverpool'.

The scenes we have witnessed at Skibbereen, equal any thing that has been recorded by history, or could be conceived by the imagination. Famine, typhusfever, dysentery, and a disease hitherto unknown, are sweeping away the whole population. The poor are not the only sufferers: fever is spreading to every class, and even the rich are becoming involved in the same destruction.Narrative of a Journey from Oxford to Skibbereen during the year of the Irish Famine by Lord Dufferin and G F Boyle (Oxford, 1847).

Early in 1847, two aristocratic young Oxford undergraduates, Lord Dufferin and G F Boyle, visited Skibbereen. Shocked by what they saw, they published their Narrative of a Journey from Oxford to Skibbereen to raise funds for famine relief. They described how, in some cottages, 'dead bodies had lain putrefying in the midst of the sick remnant of their families, none strong enough to remove them, until the rats and decay made it difficult to recognise that they had been human beings'.

Which countries were hit by earthquakes between 2000 and 2011?

One of the largest earthquakes was the Magnitude 9.0 earthquake in Japan on March 11, 2011.

The Jan 12, 2010 7.0 magnitude Earthquake in Haiti was the deadliest with the most fatalities in last 20 years.

Take a look at the USGS Seismicity Maps for worldwide earthquake activity. A large full-scale detailed map is also available.

USGS keeps lists of earthquakes by country, region, and year (1990 - present).

See URL in related links.

What was the cause of the japanese earthquake in 2011?

The magnitude 9.0 earthquake on March 11, 2011, which occurred near the northeast coast of Honshu, Japan, resulted from thrust faulting on or near the subduction zone plate boundary between the Pacific and North America plates. Subduction is when an oceanic plate slips underneath a continental plate, and they drag against one another. Force builds up over time, and then they suddenly slip, causing an uplift in the ocean floor. The gigantic release of mechanical energy caused the earthquake, while the sudden shift of a massive amount of water caused the subsequent tsunami.

In short, it hit japan because of the moving tectonic plates.

Can you prevent SIDS?

The American Association of Pediatrics recommended in 1992 that infants be placed on the sides or on their back as this has some evidence of reducing the rate of SIDS in some areas. Death from aspiration of vomit is much rarer than SIDS. Not all doctors are convinced, and babies have died of SIDS while sleeping on their side or back. Most parent groups (and the original FAQ author) recommend the back or side placing just in case.

There are several devices to help keep you infant propped up, but as soon as they start squirming a lot you probably cannot use them.

Constant worrying about the possibility of SIDS and constant checking on the baby will not safeguard a child from SIDS. It will only serve to exhaust the parents and to increase their worries.

The first few months (and beyond!) is a time best spent by enjoying, loving, and watching your child grow and develop. Recognize the fact that you are not alone in your concern for your child. And remember that SIDS is not a common occurrence � of every 1000 babies born, 998 infants will NOT become SIDS victims.

No, you can not prevent SIDS. You can lower the risks but it is not preventable. They don't know why these babies die. If you don't know why, then you can't prevent it.

I can assure you that SIDS can in no way be prevented- you can follow steps to lower the risk but it can not be prevented. Every hour of every day another baby somewhere in this world dies from SIDS- it was stated that SIDS is an uncommon occurance and that you should not worry- well SIDS is more common than most people know and those people remain ignorant to the actual facts until it happens to them or someone they know. You should worry- every baby is at risk and SIDS is not prejudice in any way. So NO SIDS CAN NOT BE PREVENTED.....

no it isn't curable or preventabel but there are alot of things you ccan do to help the risk.

Most people want to believe you can, by simply placing your baby on its back , but this does NOT prevent SID's, because my very son was on his back and is no longer here. NO you cannot prevent something until you absolutely know its causes. Supplemental newborn screening can absolutely prevent 5% of Suddent Infant Deaths. Other than that, I am not aware of any absolute preventative and I have been researching SID's for over 3 years straight.

Check out my answer in the SIDS risk factor section. I am inclined to believe the theory that SIDS is caused by mildew which eats fire retardant chemicals in the crib mattress, which in turn creates poison gas. In New Zealand, 100,000 babies have slept on mattresses covered by a product which is essentially a sheet of a certain type of plastic, with no SIDS fatalities.

I am only about 95% convinced, but I would buy this product for my next baby, and I think other people in the US need to know, and the US needs to spend some public money researching this in an unbiased manner.

I believe 100% in the toxic gas theory for crib death. Babies are dying because of the toxic nerve gases released by their mattresses. This was discovered by an independent scientist quite by accident and not the result of lots of money which is currently going down the tubes in the US. Some "SIDS" babies are dying of other causes, including other environmental poisons (cigarettes, cleaning products, chemical overload) as well as vaccines. Many doctors still don't want to believe that vaccines are killing babies and will label a vaccine death as "SIDS". So in this vein, "SIDS" is not preventable, but crib death IS if you use the mattress cover that prohibits the gases from being released into the baby's air.

The mattress as the culprit sounds quite reasonable if we take into account that sleeping on their backs and avoiding fluffy blankets has reduced fatalities by about 40% since it was promoted. Obviously, if the baby has more opportunity to breathe in oxygen, the toxic gas is not as toxic. What puzzles me is the other theory that the same bacteria that causes cavities or stomach ulcers may be responsible to hinder proper oxygen supply to the baby`s heart and brain. It is the bacteria that caregivers can pass on to the little ones by kissing or sharing eating utensils. The bacteria was apparently found in larger amounts in babies who passed away through SIDS. However, no theory will ever ease the parents` loss.

How many people died in the Japan 2011 earthquake?

The death toll from the March 11, 2011 Sendai earthquakes and tsunami continued to climb weeks after the initial destruction due to the amount of damage.

The major earthquake and tsunami caused so much damage and confusion (not to mention the many aftershocks) that it's impossible to separate how many people were killed in the earthquakes as opposed to the tsunami. Likewise, many people died later from injuries suffered in this disaster.

The National Police Agency of Japan reported that as of March 2013 a total of 15,882 deaths, 6,142 injured, and2,668 people still missing. This surpasses the death toll for the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake.

The largest number of deaths was in the Miyagi, Iwate, and Fukushima districts. Over 92% of reported deaths were due to drowning.

How many people died in Japan earthquake 2011?

There is no way to know the exact numbers, since it is fairly preliminary at this moment. The death toll is rising as rescue searchers find more people under the rubble.

As of March 20, police estimate the death toll has exceeded 18,000. That number has been reduced to just under 16,000 with over 3,000 people still missing as of September 2011.

What does the mantle have to do with the 2011 tsunami in Japan?

The mantle has everything to do with this earthquake, without the convection currents in the mantle the plates would have not moved to cause the earthquake in the first place. The problem is that Japan is at a destructive (also called compressional) plate boundry, not just that but there is another four plate boundaries quite close by to magnify the effect of the earthquake, the movement of the crust could also mean that there could be magma rising through the crust ready for an eruption. The earthquake caused the ocean crust to move 10m which displaced the water to create the tsunami.

How many people have died from blizzards?

Really, it depends on the level of the blizzard. Back in '77, Fort Erie and Chicago shared a huge blizzard. Twenty-nine people were killed. As long as people know the procedures of preparing for a blizzard or surviving through one, they should stay safe. Many, though, can still be killed, usually in a vehicle left out unknown.

What happened in 1961 and will not happen again until 6009?

The year reads the same when rotated 180 degrees. Except when typed the "1" wouldn't be the same because of the line at the bottom of the "1" so technically nothing about them are probably going to be the same.

Tottenham winning the league.

How many people died in the Japan tsunami?

The death toll in Japan from the March 11th 2011 tsunami is at 8,133, and 12,272 are still missing. The Japanese police estimates the death poll will exceed 18,000.
There is no way to know the exact numbers, since it is fairly preliminary at this moment. The death toll is rising as rescue searchers find more people under the rubble. By some accounts, the death toll has exceeded 7,000.

Where in Japan was the earthquake on March 11 2011?

The magnitude 9.0 Tōhoku earthquake on March 11, 2011, occurred in the depths of the Pacific Ocean near the northeast coast of Honshu, Japan, about 130 kilometers (80 miles) east of the city of Sendai.

Exact location: 38.297°N, 142.372°E

How many people died during the tsunami in Japan 2011?

The National Police Agency of Japan reports that as of September 11, 2011 a total of 15,861 deaths,6,107 injured, and 3,018 people missing and also 2 of the 3,018 people were one of the famousJapanese actors.

The numbers, unfortunately, are still growing and time will tell what the final tally is. The missing people are presumably dead. The threat from radiation and death due to injuries can also increase the final count.

Where was the epicentre of the March 2011 earthquake in Japan?

The epicenter for the magnitude 9.0 earthquake (originally recorded as 8.9) in Japan on March 11, 2011 was reported by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and others to be 129 kilometers (80 miles) off the east coast of the Oshika Peninsula, Tōhoku, near Sendai at a depth of 32 kilometers (20 miles). This earthquake triggered the massive tsunami that followed shortly after.

What time was the earthquake in Japan on March 11 2011?

The earthquake occurred at 05:46:23 UTC March 11, 2011, or 2:46:23 PM (local time) at epicenter. You can see what time that was in your area in the related links.

How many people died at the pentagon on 911?

64 + 125 = 189 was the total death toll.

All 64 aboard the aircraft - including six crew and the five hijackers - died, as well as another 125 personnel inside the building, taking the death toll to 189.

At the time of the attacks, approximately 18,000 people worked at the Pentagon; the section that was struck housed the Naval Command Centre.

The fatalities included 55 military personnel and 70 civilians. Of those 125 killed, 92 were on the first floor, 31 were on the second floor and two were on the third.

How strong were the aftershocks that hit after the earthquake in Japan on March 11 2011?

In was reported that the earthquake off Japan was followed by a series of intense aftershocks. The largest earthquake at the time had a magnitude of 9.0 (earlier reported as 8.9) and caused the 23-foot (or 7 meter) tsunami.

  • Following those events were 200+ earthquakes on March 11 alone with magnitudes between 3.9 and 7.9 according to USGS data
  • Of these aftershocks, over 24 were larger than the earthquake that devastated New Zealand on Feb 22nd (2011) which was the country's worst natural disaster since 1931
  • Early on Saturday, March 12, an additional magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit Japan at its central region on the west coast of Honshu.
  • On Tuesday, March 15 there was a magnitude 6.2 earthquake in central Japan immediately near Mt. Fuji, which is an active volcano.

Details of the earthquakes can be found at the USGS web site in Related Links below.

What is an earthquake's epicenter?

The epicenter is the point on the surface of the Earth that is directly above the focus (or hypocenter) of an earthquake. The focus is the point within the Earth's crust where the earthquake actually started.

From the focus, the waves of the earthquake radiate outward like the ripples in a pond when a stone is thrown in.

Please see this related question for more information:
Point of origin.