|FORCES OF NATURE|
Japan is a very beautiful and interesting country.
It offers beautiful landscapes, with magnificent forests, mountains and beaches with unforgettable impressions and impressive colors.
But this also has its price. Its inhabitants had always had to deal with the enormous natural forces.
The country is located on the Pacific Fire Ring - a volcanic belt between the Eurasian and the Pacific Plate - and is characterized by its location with many volcanoes and frequent earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons with storm and continuous rain.
Among the greatest natural catastrophes in Japanese history are the great Kantō earthquake of 1923, which destroyed the entire region around Tokyo, the Kobe earthquake in 1995 and the Tōhoku earthquake of March 11, 2011, which was one of the most powerful tremors ever. The tsunami following the earthquake - with waves of up to 23 m height - destroyed extensive coastal landscapes. Many people died in the floods.
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