Main
About
News
Feedback


   

News > The earthquake in Japan

20111113_japan.jpg

One of the most disastrous events in 2011 was the earthquake near the east coast of Honshu in Japan. It was the earthquake in the Pacific Ocean, which influenced the Tohoku region. Scientisits called it “Great eastern earthquake”, as its consequences were really disastrous not only for Japan, but for the whole world. The epicenter of the earthquake was defined in the in 130 km to the east from the city of Sendai and in 373 km to the north-east of Tokyo. The hypocenter of the most devastating underground shock which occurred at 05:46 in the morning was at a depth of 32 km below the sea level in the Pacific Ocean.

One of the most disastrous events in 2011 was the earthquake near the east coast of Honshu in Japan. It was the earthquake in the Pacific Ocean, which influenced the Tohoku region. Scientisits called it “Great eastern earthquake”, as its consequences were really disastrous not only for Japan, but for the whole world.
The epicenter of the earthquake was defined in the in 130 km to the east from the city of Sendai and in 373 km to the north-east of Tokyo. The hypocenter of the most devastating underground shock which occurred at 05:46 in the morning was at a depth of 32 km below the sea level in the Pacific Ocean.


This earthquake is often referred to as the strongest earthquake ever known in the history of Japan. It was also estimated as the fourth in force in the history of seismic observations in the world. However, according to the number of victims and the scale of the destruction, it yields to the earthquake in Japan in 1896 and 1923 (the most severe of the consequences).

The quake occurred at a distance of about 70 km from the nearest point of the coast of Japan. The initial calculation has shown that the waves of the tsunami reached the first affected areas of Japan for approximately 10 minutes. After 69 minutes after the earthquake, the tsunami flooded Sendai airport.

Immediately after the earthquake scientists forecasted that within a month after the first stroke in Japan could happen the next earthquake of magnitude above 7 points. The strongest impetus was preceded by a series of major earthquakes-foreshocks, which began on the 9 th of March with the push of magnitude 7.2 points approximately 40 km from the main shock and continued by the other three shocks in the same day with a magnitude of 6 points. A minute before the start of the earthquake in Tokyo the warning system, consisting of 1000 seismographs in Japan, passed on television the message about the coming earthquake. This became possible due to the fact that seismic S-waves move at the speed of 4 km/s and it took them 90 seconds to overcome the distance of 373 km to Tokyo. It is considered, that the message saved a large number of lives.
After the earthquake Japan with the help of other countries did everything for the victims of the disaster and their families.



07.12.2011
Irans nuclear program  How is it going to end?

For many years, the problem of Iran’s nuclear program has sought the attention of world leaders and in particular of the nuclear powers, whether signatory or not, to the nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty. It has constantly aroused a lot of political activity around itself. The international issue falls into a crisis stage from time to time and most definitely promises to be a headline on a regular basis for some time to come. The issue is almost central to the nuclear NPT as the fate of the same depends on the outcome of Iran’s persistence and adamancy. It is extremely political in nature as many countries are involved in trying to prevent Iran from having its program while Iran refuses to budge. Most of the apprehensions about Iran’s nuclear program stem from the fact that eventually, Iran will go the North Korea way. If and so anything like this happens, it will prove to be a huge blow to the treaty.


  Main    News     Login     Site Map     Feedback  
2017© Copyright Algoritm Inc
Used is Sozdaem CMS