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7.4 magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan, tsunami warning issued, know what is Ring of Fire

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Earthquake Hits Japan: Strong earthquake tremors have been felt in Japan on the very first day of the year. After this, the Japanese authority has issued a tsunami warning and work is being done to evacuate people from the coastal area. Earlier in the year 2011, a terrible tsunami had caused huge devastation in Japan.

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Earthquake Hits Japan

The Japan Metrological Agency has issued a tsunami warning and said that waves as high as 5 meters or 16 feet can rise. For this reason, people from the coastal areas Ishikawa, Niigata and Toyama are being evacuated to safe places. Japanese news agency NHK has reported that high waves will rise in the sea and may cause huge devastation. Fear regarding this matter can be clearly seen among the local people. Authorities have issued an alert throughout Japan.

Terrible scene of 2011 tsunami

About 12 years ago, i.e. in 2011, there was a terrible tsunami in Japan, due to which more than 16 thousand people died. Then the Fukushima nuclear plant was also completely destroyed. The whole world considered it the most horrific natural disaster. At that time, waves about 10 meters high rose in the sea, which caused devastation in Japan.

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What is the name of the most dangerous tsunami?

The largest tsunami occurred in the Lituya Bay area of Alaska in 1958. Its impact was up to 80 km away. This earthquake was named mega tsunami. According to a study by the United States Geological Survey, before the mega tsunami in Lutia Bay, such waves had occurred in 1936, 1899, 1874 and 1853, whose intensity was higher.

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What is Japan’s Ring of Fire?

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For your information, let us tell you that Japan is situated on the Ring of Fire and earthquakes occur frequently at such places. This place is located near the junction of tectonic plates(Earthquake Hits Japan). Due to seismic fault lines all around, the shape of Ring of Fire is formed. Tsunami occurs at such places due to high intensity earthquake.

What is another name for tsunami?

Tsunami is a Japanese word which is made up of Su and Nami. Su means beach and Nami means waves and another name of tsunami is considered to be harbor waves.

Where do most tsunamis occur?

These storms are often caused by marine earthquakes. They are very common in the Pacific Ocean, but not in the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea.

What is the difference between earthquake and tsunami?

Sometimes earthquakes also occur on faults under the sea. If an earthquake disturbs the ocean floor by moving it up and down, the earthquake’s energy can contribute to large waves on a nearby beach, called a tsunami.

What caused the tsunami in Japan in 2011?

The epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 24 kilometers. Such a strong earthquake shook northeastern Japan. About 20 minutes later, tsunami waves hit Hokkaido in the north and Okinawa island in the south, causing massive devastation there. More than 15,000 people died during this period.

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