Essay #3 - Means 1 Andrew M. Means English 1102 16 March...

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Means 1 Andrew M. Means English 1102 16 March 2011 Plattner Anticipation for a Speedy Recovery On Friday, March 11, 2011, Japan and the entire globe were “shaken” by an underwater earthquake with the strength of 9.0 magnitudes on the Richter scale. The damage from the earthquake is already more than enough; however, Mother Nature had even more planned for the small nation. The earthquake triggered a one-hundred twenty four foot tsunami that washed out Japan’s Pacific Coast (38-meter-high Tsunami Triggered by March 11 Quake: Survey). Synthesize these events together, and it creates widespread devastation for the entire nation. As Japan begins the road to recovery, many people want to write off Japan as a world power despite how advanced they are in technology, business, economics, and many other industries. Humanity also does not realize that this disaster is not the first that the country has experienced. Despite the fact that this catastrophe has destroyed so many lives for so many people, Japan has had a history for rapid recovery, and people should realize that this catastrophe will be no different; Japan will back on its feet in a matter of years. There have been two previous earthquakes in Japan that inflicted considerable losses. One of these catastrophes did not experience the damage and chaos that this year’s Tohoku earthquake has induced. The Great Kanto Earthquake of 1929 experienced damages just over one billion dollars in modern days, and most of the damages came from fast-spreading fires that
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Essay #3 - Means 1 Andrew M. Means English 1102 16 March...

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