IN THE AFTERMATH

:

The Tohoku earthquake
The death toll and number missing continue to rise from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami; estimates by prefecture, as of Apil 1:

Sendai region of Japan

Japanese scientists believe the last time this region was hit by an earthquake and tsunami the magnitude of the March 11 event may have been July 13, 869

Sapporo
HOKKAIDO 1

(More than 5.0 magnitude)

Aftershocks

Human toll

NOTE: More than 800 aftershocks have been recorded since the initial quake on March 11

March 11 March 12 After March 12

Dead in bold, missing in (parenthesises)

Hakodate Aomori
200 miles 320 km

Total deaths

11,578

Total missing

16,451

Distance from epicenter 250 miles 400 km

3 (1) AOMORI

Shaded prefectures sustained the most damage

Morioka
IWATE 3,396 (4,560) YAMAGATA 7,058 (7,146) Epicenter 9.0 1 MIYAGI

6.4

Sea of Japan

Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant

7.1

Fukushima

Sendai

1,064 (4,741) FUKUSHIMA

Nagano

J A P A N
Kyoto Hiroshima Tokushima Osaka

TOCHIGI GUNMA 4 IBARAGI 1 22 (1)

Iwaki 7.9

6.4

150 miles 240 km

Tokyo
CHIBA 17 (2) TOKYO 7

Pacific Ocean

KANAGAWA 4

Matsuyama

10
Magnitude

Earthquakes of more than 7.5 magnitude since 1900

The region’s unstable ground
March 11, 2011 9.0

0 1900

’10

’20

’30

’40

’50

’60

’70

’80

’90

2000

’10

Source: National Police Agency of Japan, USGS

Graphic: Lee Hulteng

© 2011 MCT

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