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Top 5 Earthquake Infographics

Earthquake Epicenter Tokyo ? НELP JAPAN On Friday March 11th, 2011 an earthquake of 9.0 magnitude triggered a tsunami hitting the coastline of Japan destroying everything in its path. Here is the trail of destruction it produced and how you can help. THE EARTHQUAKE Al data compiled as of March 22, 2011 O MAGNITUDE O TRAVELING SPEED O GEOPHYSICAL IMPACT The fifth most powerful earthquake ever recorded. 2.5 MILES/SEC The quake moved portions of Northeast Japan closer to North America as much as Originating in the Pacific Ocean, seismic S-waves reached Tokyo, 232 miles away in 90 seconds. 7.9 FEET 9. SURFACE ENERGY The speed of the Earth's rotation has increased, The surface energy generated could power the city of Los Angeles for a year. shortening the day by 1.8 MICROSECONDS Over 500 aftershocks of a G. The amount of energy magnitude of 4.5 or greater Occurred since the initial quake. released was equivalent to 9.32 teratons of TNT, The quake has shifted the Earth's axis 25 centimeters. THE TSUNAMI TSUNAMI HEIGHT O TRAVELING SPEED 33 FEET 500 MPH The tsunami originated in the Pacific Ocean, taking 10 to 30 minutes to reach the coastine of Japan, in some cases traveling up to 6 mies inland, ACTUAL HEIGHT O CITIES DESTROYED RIKUZENTAKATA MINAMISÖMA MIYAKO ÖTSUCHI KUJI AND ÖFUNATO -9.8 FEET ESTIMATED HEIGHT ONAGAWA NATORI ISHINOMAKI KESENNUMA YAMADA A warning issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency stated that the tsunami would be at least 9.8 feet high. The actual wave height was over 3x higher. NAMIE SÖMA Two towns said to be completely "swept away." s CASUALTIES X DAMAGES & EFFECTS DEATHS 44 MILLION Homes without electricity 62O'6 2.628 INJURED 15 MILLION Homes without water A= 100,000 Homes O ESTIMATED ECONOMIC LOSS MISSING 12,664 171»183 Early estimates placed insured losses from the earthquake alone at $14.5 to $34.6 bilion. BILLION DOLLARS 1= 200 People AT LEAST 3 NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS suffered explosions due to hydrogen build up. + HOW YOU CAN HELP Donating is a huge help. Here are just a few of the ways you can help show your support for Japan: American Red Cross globalgiving Save the Children fh food for the hungry RELIEF Google INTERNATIONAL Sources: Brought to you by digitalsurgeons http://www.usgs.gow (All data compled as of March 22, 2011. Information subject to charige. 76 VSn INDONESIA 9.1 HSSO O'6 JAPAN Height of Tsunami

Top 5 Earthquake Infographics

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