It has been exactly 2 months since the unprecedented triple catastrophe of earthquake Tsunami and Nuclear crisis hit the eastern shores of Japan. Many things have changed in Japan and around the world since then, not all of them being caused by the earthquake that was recorded 8.9 on the rector scale though.
The 9.0-magnitude (MW) undersea megathrust earthquake occurred on 11 March 2011 at 14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) in the western Pacific Ocean at a relatively shallow depth of 32 km (19.9 mi), with its epicenter approximately 72 km (45 mi) east of the Oshika Peninsula of T?hoku, Japan, lasting approximately six minutes. The nearest major city to the quake was Sendai, on the main island of Honshu, 130 km (81 mi) away. The quake occurred 373 km (232 mi) from Tokyo. The main earthquake was preceded by a number of large foreshocks, and hundreds of aftershocks were reported.
The nature and magnitude of devastation in Japan had only been greater during the World War II when the atom bombs were dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Source: – Wikipedia
But the Japanese have taught the world many things no one ever thought could be possible during such a catastrophe. I had written an article about what the Japanese triple tragedies taught us. You can find the article at: – 3 things to learn from the Japanese Triple Tragedies of Earth Quake, Tsunami and Nuclear Reactor failure.
Now let us gauge the major events around the world since March 11 2011. Continue reading “The World – 2 months after the Japanese Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear crisis”