March 11th, 2011 - Japan
This guide is an attempt to collect together information in English that will help children to understand the science and social effects of natural disasters seen through the case of the 2011 Japan catastrophe.
On Friday March 11th, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit the northeast region of Japan. A huge tsunami followed that had caused massive devestation, and now the officials are battling nuclear power plants that are damaged.There is a collection of photographs on the New York Times website that give you some sense of what happened in a very short time.
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Sharon Domier has a B.A in East Asian Studies and an M.L.I.S from the University of Alberta. She also has a master's degree from the University of Library and Information Science in Japan.