Monday, December 26, 2011

Major earthquakes in 2011

We will then analyze those that have been most serious damage, to not only generate economic damage, but also an irreparable loss of life and even changes in ecosystems, product of a direct or indirect contamination of the affected area.

The first of these natural disasters, occurred exactly on February 22, recorded an earthquake of 6.3 on the Richter scale, and while he shook much of the South of New Zealand, is taken as the Centre of the incident to the city of Christchurch.

They were immediately announced the sad figures of about 166 dead, more than 200 missing, as well as the evacuees product of a large number of buildings severely damaged or collapsed, including the historical cathedrals of the place.

A new earthquake occurred a few weeks of what happened in New Zealand, but this time in Yunnan (China) day March 10, taking a toll of 25 dead and some 250 people were injured due to an earthquake which registered 5.4 degrees of magnitude Richter.

Subsequent to this main movement has been at least some seven replicas, with a maximum of one magnitude 4.7 degrees on Richter scale, what reason for the evacuation of more than 100,000 people, as a preventive measure.

In the month of June, there were replicas of great magnitude, where it was feared that this incident happen again:

Finally, one of the most important natural disasters of recent times, happened on March 11, 2011, which has been named officially as the earthquake in the Pacific coast of the region of Tökohu, being an earthquake of magnitude 8.9 which created tsunami waves (also known as Tsunamis) with a height of up to 10 meters.

The most devastating consequences were not directly caused by this phenomenon, but rather resulted from the destruction of a nuclear power with the subsequent explosion plant in Fukushima nuclear power, with consequences which still persist due to the release of radioactivity.

This incident without precedent in the Eastern world registered a high rate in the international scale of nuclear events and has earned numerous volunteers join humanitarian aid, including the newly decorated group of Heroes of Fukushima.

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