Before we start our case study, have a look at the the earthquakes that have occurred in the last 7 days. It’s more than you think.
|Case Study: What you should include.
This is a special report from the BBC that has information on all aspects of the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami. You could complete the entire case study from this site alone.
As you work through the Case Study you should complete the document below.
|When and Where:
|Why? The Plate Boundary and the cause of the earthquake.
How Shifting Plates Caused the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan
|What is a Tsunami and what causes them?
|How Strong, How powerful?
How do we measure earthquakes and how powerful was the Sendai earthquake? How does this compare to other earthquakes?
|Warning and Preparation:
Was there any warning, how prepared are Japan for Earthquakes and Tsunami?
Japan’s Strict Building Codes Saved Lives
|The Short Term Impact; the Earthquake:
What happened when the earthquake struck? Describe the damage caused and the impact on the lives of the people involved.
|The Short Term Impact; the Tsunami:
How long after the earthquake did the Tsunami Strike? Was there any warning? What did people do?
What was the immediate impact of the Tsunami?
Satellite Photos of Japan, Before and After the Quake and Tsunami
Move the slider to compare satellite images, taken by GeoEye/EyeQ, from before and after the disaster.
A Closer Look at the Damage From the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan
Zoom in on the images below and examine scenes of the destruction in Japan.
|The Rescue Effort:
What was done to help the victims and was there any help form outside the country?
|The Medium Term Impact:
How did the earthquake and tsunami affect people lives in the weeks after the earthquake?
Japan earthquake: Dealing with mountains of debris
|The Long Term Impact:
The impact of the earthquake was being felt months, even years after the event took place. What impact has the disaster had on life in Japan and also around the world.
The Fukushima children who have to play indoors – in pictures
11 March marks the third anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The nearby city of Koriyama recommended, shortly after the disaster, that children up to the age of two should not spend more than 15 minutes outside each day.
Toyota profit slides on Japan earthquake disruption
Toyota is expected to lose its spot as the world’s top-selling carmaker to General Motors this year because of the disruption to its output
Toyotas dealership after earthquake and tsunami. Profits have been hit hard by the disaster. Photograph: Carlos Barria/REUTERS
Toyota‘s quarterly profit crumbled more than 75% after the March earthquake and tsunami wiped out parts suppliers in northeastern Japan, severely disrupting car production.
Six months on: Japan tsunami survivor’s story
Eight months on.
Japan disaster one year on
Fukushima ‘changed the game’ for nuclear
Since the Fukushima nuclear plant failure in Japan the nuclear industry has been under enormous pressure.
Fukushima accident: disaster response failed – report
Japan quake: Fukushima evacuee family
|Food for thought: If you were the leader of the country in which this disaster took place, what would you do in order to reduce the impact should a similar disaster occur in the future? What problems might you face?|