On 11 March , a massive 9. The epicentre was 43 miles east of Tohoku at a depth of 20 miles. The earthquake lasted 6 minutes and caused a tsunami wave that reached heights of over 40 metres. Earthquake destruction in Japan. Japan is located in one of the most active earthquake zones on earth.
An earthquake measuring 9. The magnitude 9. Japan is located on the eastern edge of the Eurasian Plate. The Pacific Plate, which is an oceanic plate, subducts sinks under the Eurasian Plate, which is a continental plate, forming a subduction zone to the east of Japan.
On 26 December a tsunami occurred in the Indian Ocean. It was caused by an earthquake measuring more than magnitude 9. The earthquake caused the seafloor to uplift, displacing the seawater above. In open ocean the tsunami measured less than 1 metre high. The tsunami travelled at speeds up to km per hour.
Japan tsunami is the name of the enormous natural disaster which occurred in Japan in The country suffered from the earthquake which provoked powerful tsunami which caused even more harm than the earthquake itself. The earthquake with the power of more than 9 points occurred not far from the eastern shores of Japan and caused damaged of numerous buildings. The earthquake is supposed to be strong even for Japan which got used to such natural phenomena during its long history. What is more, the earthquake is in the ten most ruining earthquakes the planet survived during its existence.