11 Mar 2021

10th anniversary of Japan's tsunami

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:25 pm on 11 March 2021

Ten years ago today a powerful earthquake to the north east of Japan's Honshu Island triggered a massive tsunami that devastated coastal Japan.

The magnitude-9.0 earthquake caused a lot of damage itself, and then the waves came.

Director of Ecoast Marine Consulting Jose Borrero is a Coastal Scientist and Engineer who specialises in Tsunami Hazards and talks to Jesse about what we've learnt since that disaster a decade ago.

Devastation in the city of Ofunato, Japan, on March 15, 2011, four days after the earthquake

Devastation in the city of Ofunato, Japan, on March 15, 2011, four days after the earthquake and tsunami. Photo: AFP

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