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Waves generated by submarine earth movements, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions or landslides. source: CRED

Japan: Fukushima town holds first Coming-of-Age Day ceremony since nuclear disaster

11 Jan 2016, Asahi Shimbun

Seventy-three young people marked their entry into adulthood Jan. 10 in the first such ceremony held in their hometown here since the 2011 nuclear disaster, reports Asahi Shimbun. They had all just attended a graduation ceremony at Naraha Junior High School when the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami hit on March 11, 2011, triggering the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant...


Human Exposure - Absolute exposure to tsunami
  Countries  
People exposed per year
1 Indonesia 5,402,239
2 Japan 4,497,645
3 Bangladesh 1,598,546
4 India 1,114,388
5 Philippines 894,848
Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
Number of tsunami occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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