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Disaster in the Pacific
A devastating earthquake struck Japan's coast on March 11. The shock caused a massive tsunami that battered coasts all along the Pacific Ocean.
Learn more about the disaster, and how earthquakes and tsunamis work.
by Tyrus Cukavac
Scholastic News Online | April21,2011
Schools in Japan reopened this week, more than a month after the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit. Teachers are guiding students through this difficult time while trying to manage their scarce resources as best they can.
by Sara Goudarzi
Scholastic News Online | March19,2011
Last Friday, a deadly earthquake and tsunami struck Japan and damaged two nuclear power stations. Officials are now working to prevent dangerous radiation from poisoning the air in the area surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi plant.
by Zach Jones
Scholastic News Online | March14,2011
Japan is struggling to recover after one of the strongest earthquakes ever measured hit the country on Friday. The powerful quake began in the ocean off Japan's east coast, creating a series of enormous waves known as a tsunami.
Scholastic News Online | Scholastic News Online has an array of resources about the disaster in Japan. The following is a guide for using these resources to teach this important news event.
Grolier Online | Learn more about the science behind these destructive waves from Grolier Online.
Scholastic News Online | These photos show what life is like in Japan amid the destruction caused by the devastating earthquake.
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | Follow the events unfolding in Japan with articles and interviews by Scholastic Kid Reporters.
Scholastic News Online | These photos document the effects of this tragedy in the Pacific.
Scholastic News Online | Take a closer look at the tectonic plates that make up Earth's crust, and caused the earthquake that devastated northern Japan.
Grolier Online | Go deeper with Grolier Online. Find fast facts and detailed background information on Japan, America's longtime ally in East Asia.
Scholastic News Online | On Monday, New Zealand was struck by the worst natural disaster to hit the country in 80 years. At least 75 people have died and 300 are missing, following a major earthquake.