Due to the earthquake and subsequent tsunami occured in Japan in 11th of March 2011, Casa Asia has prepared this special report to follow the current news of this Asian country. Consult the main information, articles, experts' opinions, videos, images and tweets of the most important facts of the earthquake and its consequences in Japan. We have also created a Twitter list to follow the media, institutions and people who are constantly updating the information of the situation of Japan.
An earthquake of 9 degrees in the Richter scale shook the northeast coast of Japan in 11th of March 2011 causing thousands of deaths and injuries. The tremor, the worst in the history of Japan, unleashed a tsunami that devastated whole villages of the prefecture of Miyagi and that has destroyed the homes of more than 500.000 people, which are in provisional camps for the time being.
As a consequence of the tremor and seaquake, three nuclear centrals of the northern half of the country have been damaged and have activated the nuclear emergency. The Fukushima central is the one that presents a more critical situation, and for the time being the population has been evacuated within a 30 kilometre radius.
The calculations of the economic impact of the tremor is placed between 100.000 and 200.000 million dollars, this is, between the 2% and 4% of the GDP of Japan.
In certain areas of Asia located in the Pacific Ring of Fire seismic movements are frequent: The most recent have been in the city of Christchurch in New Zealand and the most devastating tsunami that destroyed the Indian Ocean in 2004 and caused more than 200.000 deaths.
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