A “wave” of recent events

On March 11, 2011 an earthquake-triggered tsunami hit the coast of Japan, taking out virtually everything in its path. The tremor that triggered the tsunami was scaled at 8.9, the most powerful earthquake Japan has ever experienced. The earthquake was the fifth largest that the world has witnessed since early 1900, and is roughly 8,000 times stronger than the quake last month in New Zealand. However, the tsunami also caused unrest in the United States. The tsunami was believed to be traveling over 800 mph across the pacific ocean, causing people in the coastal area of Washington, California, and Oregon to evacuate from their homes. While the damage in the United States was not as significant as it was in Japan, the damages were felt world wide.

Sources: BBCDenver Post

Published By: Ben G

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