The earthquake was so powerful because it was a megathrust. Megathrust earthquakes occur at subduction zones at convergent boundaries The plates build up and become locked together. The release of this strain is called a mega thrust earthquake•KILLED MORE THAN 2,000 PEOPLE•CAUSED MORE THAN $550 MILLIONIN DAMAGE•LEFT 2,000,000 HOMELESS•MAGNITUDE OF 9.5 •MANY EARTHQUAKES OF•KNOWN AS THE GREATESTEARTHQUAKE OF ALL TIME MAGNITUDE 9.0 OR HIGHER ARE MEGATHRUST.
The movement of the Pacific plate causes the compression and warping of the Alaska crust. After hundreds of years this tension is relieved by the sudden movement of a portion of coastal Alaska as it Had a magnitude of 9.2 moves back over the Was a megathrust subducting Pacific plate earthquake. About $350 million in damages. The seismic waves traveled around the earth for days.
The earthquake was caused by the release of tension from that developed from the Indian plate subducting the Burma plate. The earthquake was the longest duration ever observed, going from 8-10 minutes. A 9.1 Magnitude, undersea megathrust earthquake Killed about 230,000 people Caused tsunamis with waves up to 30 meters high. Left 1.7 million homeless. In 2005 another earthquake struck the region of magnitude 8.7
The structures of the buildings were unable to withstand earthquakes The earthquake caused massive landslides Killed more than Land 500 miles wide 830,000 people was wiped out A 8.0 magnitude earthquake.
The earthquake was caused by strike-slip motion between the Caribbean and North American plate. Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere, having structures unable to withstand earthquakes Earthquake was 7.0 magnitude 316,000 people were killed 1.3 million people were displaced.
The earthquake took place in many resident’s sleep, making The earthquake had a people scramble. magnitude of 7.8. The 7.1 aftershock left many in Estimated 240,000 killed. the rubble. Residents did not pay to The earthquake took suspicious signs which include about 14 to 16 seconds, in (1 thousand chicken refusing many people’s sleep. to eat, gas beginning to spout In the afternoon, an out of the water well and reportedly, fireballs and loud aftershock of 7.1 occurred. noises.
Tsunamis destroyed many of Japan’s major ports. Caused $235 billion in Dams ruptured, causing damages flooding. 9.0 magnitude. A 220,00 barrel oil refinery Tsunamis with waves up to was set on fire. 40.5 meters. The Fukushima nuclear power Was a megathrust earthquake plant went through a hydrogen explosion.
Overconfidence in the in the ability in the to withstand earthquake backfired. Earthquake had a magnitude of 7.2. Earthquake happened 5,200 deaths in a populated city Caused $100 billion in damage 150,000 buildings ruined Unprepared Struck the big city of Kobe
8.0 magnitude Cause $75 billion Killed 70,000 people