2011 Sendai disaster
The disaster began with a magnitude 9.0 earthquake 130 kilometers off Japan's eastern coast, at a depth of 32 kilometers, on 2011-03-11. The earthquake triggered a tsunami with waves of up to 10 meters, some of which traveled as far as 10 kilometers inland.
These combined events in turn caused extensive damage and radiation leakage damage at the two Fukushima nuclear power plants.
- 2014-02-26 Outside Fukushima exclusion zone, residents getting minor radiation dose "Equal to the normal background, but unlikely to cause detectable health problems."
- 2011-03-23 U.S. Government Response to the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan
- 2011-03-14 Japan nuclear plant's fuel rods were fully exposed: didn't BusinessInsider (below) just say this couldn't happen?
- Fukushima risks: Potential health consequences of the explosion at the Fukushima reactor in Japan, from the Low Level Radiation Campaign
- You Can STOP WORRYING ABOUT A RADIATION DISASTER IN JAPAN -- Here's Why
- 2011-03-11 Post Postponed because of Earthquake - large collection of links about the disaster