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Japan Quake Aftermath

JAPAN QUAKE AFTERMATH Japanese engineers conceded that burying a crippled nuclear plant in sand and concrete may be the only way to prevent a catastrophic radiation release, the method used to seal huge leakages from Chernobyl in 1986. TSUNAMI HEIGHT DISPLACED RESIDENTS WITHOUT WATER Approximately 1.6 million households are affected North An estimated 13.8 million 416,119 people are currently in evacuation centres American Plate people affected IWATE Otsuchi Eurasian Plate Rikuzentakata a Aomori 439 Aomori Sendai Pacific Plate Fukushima MIYAGI Prefecture Akita Sendai Tokyo 9.0 magnitude quake epicentre Mar. 11, 0546 GMT Iwate Iwate 110,000 MinanisanrikU 51,553 FUKU- -Fukushima Daiichi O- Fukushima Daini Philippine SHIMA Yamagata Yamagata Plate 1,880 Tectonic plate boundaries JRC SWAN model, max. tsunami Miyagi 221,513 Miyagi 450,000 50 km wave height 5 to 8m > 8m Niigata 253 O to 9 metres elevation O Worst-hit towns Fukushima E Fukushima 131,665 O Dallchi Fukushima O Fukushima 320,000 Damaged roads: 1,269 -Dalichi Collapsed & half-collapsed houses: 10,998 > Buildings damaged: 76,000 > Casualties Five hardest-hit prefectures: Tochigi Tochigi 896 Ibaraki 660,000 Dead TOTAL Missing Injured 6,539 10,354 2,513 Ibaraki 7,920 Miyagi 3,860 | 2,252 826 Iwate 2,040 4,253 143 - Chiba 50 km Chiba 50 km Fukushima 583 3,844 220 Ibaraki 19 640 Most affected by the March 11 tsunami I With assessed damage or flooding O Without water O Nuclear power plant Chiba 16 |173 DAMAGED REACTOR & EVACUATION ZONES FUKISHIMA DAIICHI NUCLEAR PLANT MAR 11 Government reveals Explosion and a cooling problem radiation leak at at the Dalichi plant reactor 1 after massive quake confirmed by MAR 12 MAR 14 YAMAGATA MIYAG "20-km, 400 m Explosion at reactor 3, seawater pumped to reactors 1, 2 & 3 80-km radius Reactor 5 Shiroishi e Kakuda -Reactor 6 government 30-km radius MAR 15 Explosions at reactors 2 and 4. MAR 16 Operators plan to bulldoze an emergency route to allow access for rods after tries on fire trucks MAR 17 Army helicopters spray water on the plant to cool fuel Date 13 20-km Soma evacuation zone Fukushima Radiation levels in Lake Onogawa Minamisoma ....... -Reactor 1 area become unsafe Wednesday Nihonmatsu 6***** Reactor 2 Tohoku MAR 18 Operators are attempting to restore power to the plant via outside power cables to restart water pumps 459 Motomlya Katsurao 114 Reactor 4 Drying cooling pool for spent Reactor 3 Namie Expressway Reactor 4 Lake Inawashiro Tamura 288 Korlyama Futabae fuel a concern Okuma FUKUSHIMA O Fukushima Daini. Sukagawa o 49 Ban Etsu 399 Expressway Naraha People have been evacuated in a 20-km radius successfuly around Dalichi complex Tamakawa Hirono Shirakawa e Ishikawa Nakajima Mt. Sandat-Myojiwaki > No-fly zone is established PACIFIC for a 30km radius from the OCEAN facility >U.S. citizens are advised to evacuate 80km area from the plant TOCHIGI A Hanawa Core Reactor 3 Only reactor with the more hazardous plutonium in its fuel mix, emitting the most radiation Kitaibaraki damage at reactors 1, 2 and 3, T BARAKI but said reactor vessels still intact Sources: Reuters, Japanese media, Japan National Police Agency, USGS, USAID, WHO, OCHA, Pacific Disaster Center, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission; Credit: Reuters

Japan Quake Aftermath

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On March 11, 2011 there was a 9.0 impact earthquake that hit Japan and destroyed many nuclear facilities. This infographic takes a look at the steps that the Japanese government took to fix those damages.



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