A large earthquake hit northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011. The Japan earthquake measured 8.9 on the Richter scale and set off a tsunami. Witnesses stated that the Japan earthquake lasted several minutes.
The Japan earthquake hit 125 kilometres off the eastern coast and has set off a tsunami. Officials state that waves as high as 20 feet could hit the coast. Officials say 350 people are dead and about 500 missing, but it is feared the final death toll will be much higher. In one ward alone in Sendai, a port city in Miyagi prefecture, 200 to 300 bodies were found. Thousands of people living near the Fukushima nuclear power plant have been ordered to evacuate.
The quake was the fifth-largest in the world since 1900 and nearly 8,000 times stronger than the one which devastated Christchurch, New Zealand, last month, said scientists.
For me, it was a quite shock for a country like Japan get lost with Tsunami whereas the existing technology in that country is already very sophisticated. But, heyy this tsunami is about 8.9 on the Richter scale, and Japan is a marine country. Well, it was a big miracle if Japan can face it without any lost. And Japan is one of the most seismically active countries in the world, accounting for about 20% of the world’s earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater.
Here are some documentation about tsunami in japan on last Friday:
And whatever of misfortune befalls you, it is because of what your hands have earned. And He pardons much. [Noble Quran 42:30].