In My Opinion - 2011 Earthquakes (as of March 2011)

Recently, two earthquakes have struck Sendai, Japan and Christchurch, New Zealand. Many people are saying that Japan got hit much harder than New Zealand, and it literally did, with the fifth strongest quake ever. But does that necessarily mean they had it worse than Christchurch?

Christchurch (In fact, New Zealand as a whole) had it worse than Japan, in my opinion. Richter scales and death tolls don't mean everything.

When you look at it, Christchurch isn't that big of a city. Only 390,000 people live there compared to Sendai's 1 Million.

Sendai is typically a rich city. Its the capital of the Miyagi Prefecture (a region in Japan), and one of Japan's nineteen designated ...

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but it did do minimal damage to a few buildings if you must count that.

New Zealand's Sep. 2010 earthquake rocked Christchurch first, and it also hit nearby towns Canterbury and Lyttleton. This chalked up a 7.1 on the Richter scale and took no lives, but injured at least 100. Ever since then, over 4400 aftershocks have been recorded in the area, peaking on February 22 of 2011 with the 6.3 one, which is high enough to be considered an actual earthquake itself with it's very own record of at least 166 people already dead as of last Monday.

In conclusion, Sendai is a bigger, richer city than Christchurch; therefore, it can rebuild everything that was lost quicker and more efficiently than Christchurch can.

Both regions have had earthquakes the last two years, but New Zealand had the more severe first earthquake AND its earthquakes were closer together down the line, along with a record 4400 aftershocks in-between the two ...

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