28 March, 2011

3.11. Tohoku・Kantou Earthquake (M 9.0) and Tsunami

11th March, earthquake(M 9.0) and Tsunami attacked north-west Japan.
Tsumani swept the costal area of Tohoku and Kanto, where many fishing ports and 

town are there, were destroyed.

see the footage: NHK; http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/jishin0311/
                              BBC;  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12722187

Death Toll = 10,804 (confirmed. 28 March)
Missing     = 18,000

In addition, Earthquake and tsunami damaged the nuclear power plant at Fukushima,
where 4 of 6 nuclear reactors have been troubles, leaking the radioactive substances
to the air. The evacuation zone, set by the government, was 20km.

Quake also damaged other electric power plants and resulted the power shortage of 

Greater Tokyo area. ( 60c/s 100v is the west half of Japan and the east half Japan is 
50c/s 100v. Fuji river is dividing border). There are few capacity of 60c/s to 50c/s 
conversion of currency.