2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami


2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami (An emergency management perspective with a history of Tohoku Japan).

(Essay Sections – Background, Disaster History, Map, Emergency Management, 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, Reconstruction and recovery, Lessons from the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, and References).



The 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami occurred in Japan along the Tohoku coastline.  Tohoku region is located in the northern part of the Japan Island. It offers beautiful scenery attracting tones of tourists. Japan is a country that traces its origin back to 1945 when organized family groups of Kyoto settled in central and Western parts of the country.

At exactly 2; 46 p.m, on March 11, 2011, an earthquake, measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale occurred in the northern waters of the pacific ocean ( Norio et al, 2011). The earthquake caused the occurrence of a tsunami in the Tohoku region of northern Japan.  The Tsunami caused heavy casualties, loss of lives, nuclear crisis, and property loss (Norio et al, 2011).


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