Question: What caused the Fukushima earthquake?

At the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the gigantic wave surged over defences and flooded the reactors, sparking a major disaster. Authorities set up an exclusion zone which grew larger and larger as radiation leaked from the plant, forcing more than 150,000 people to evacuate from the area.

What plates caused the 2011 Japan earthquake?

The great Tohoku-oki earthquake [moment magnitude (Mw 9.0)] on 11 March 2011 occurred in a megathrust zone formed by the active subduction of the Pacific plate beneath the Okhotsk plate along the Japan Trench (Fig. 1).

Did Japan have a tsunami 2021?

The Mw 7.1 or MJMA 7.3 earthquake occurred on a Saturday night at 23:07 JST (14:07 UTC) on 13 February at a relatively shallow focal depth of 51.9 kilometers (32.2 mi)....2021 Fukushima earthquake.UTC time2021-02-13 14:07:49Max. intensityVIII (Severe)(USGS) JMA 6+ (JMA) JMA 7(NEID)Tsunami0.2 m (0.66 ft)LandslidesYes13 more rows

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