11th March 2011
Tsunamis in Japan
total of 141 tidal waves classified as a tsunami since the year 684
a total of 130,974 people died in Japan in tsunamis
tsunamis therefore occur comparatively often in this country
strongest tidal wave registered in Japan so far reached a height of 90 metres. This tsunami, on 29th August 1741, killed a total of 1,607 people
A massive tsunami, generated by a powerful undersea earthquake, engulfing a residential area in Natori, Miyagi prefecture, northeastern Honshu, Japan, on March 11, 2011.