Japan Commemorates the 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster
In Japan, it was commemorated on Thursday that 10 years ago, particularly, the northeast of the country was hit by a triple disaster: An earthquake, a resulting tsunami, and again. As a result, the nuclear disaster in Fukushima.
The triple catastrophe hit Japan hard, with nearly 18,500 dead and missing.
Most of the death toll was caused by the massive tidal wave, which was as high as some buildings along the Japanese coast. The tsunami was caused by the earlier earthquake, which had a magnitude of 9.0.
The subsequent nuclear disaster at the flood-ravaged Fukushima nuclear power plant, where the cores of three reactors melted, left entire cities uninhabitable for years due to the radiation.
Tens of thousands of Japanese have had to leave their homes and homes because their living environment had become too contaminated. It was the worst nuclear accident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine.
Many public ceremonies are planned for Japan’s commemoration on Thursday, but small-scale ceremonies are due to the corona pandemic. At 2:46 p.m. local time, the exact time of the earthquake in 2011, one minute of silence is observed. Emperor Naruhito and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will both deliver speeches at the National Theater in Tokyo.