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This collection of pages present visualizations, videos, press reports, and more about particular hazard events. The resources are chosen to be of use in teaching about those events as well as the general topic involved.


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Details2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 8.9-9 megathrust earthquake off the north eastern coast of Japan triggered a large tsunami, with wave heights reaching up to 10m. These two events caused widespread devastation and destruction in Japan, including washing away entire cities as well as damaging the country's nuclear power plants, thus causing potential meltdowns.



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