By: Cindy Azoub

Epicenter: about 80 miles east of Sendai ` Focus: at a depth of 20 miles east of Sendai ` Magnitude: 9.0 ` Fault: ripped for 250 miles strait ` Aftershock: about 6.4, 7.1, 7.4 ` Foreshock: 7.3 off the east coast of Japan
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There was 10,489 deaths ` 16,621 missing ` 2,777 people injured ` Nearly 300,000 in shelter
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Major disasters always require a huge amount of international support to provide relief and long term recovery efforts. In the case of Japan, these initial funds will help survivors and victims get necessary services. ` Total Funding Received: $3,877,545 Remaining Goal to be Funded: $122,454 Total Funding Goal: $4,000,000
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The north coast of Japan was hit by a horrible tsunami after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake that occurred 80 miles offshore. ` The issue was the earthquake and tsunami waves that caused major destruction in northern Japan.
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More pictures of Japan·s tragedy.

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