Monday, April 18, 2011

AS you all know disaster struck japan on march 11th,2011. World was abuzz about the relief efforts being carried out in japan. After the disaster, there was a significant increase in blogs,statues,tweets about ongoing situation in japan.Here is a cool website that visualized the impact of japan's disaster on social networks versus the radioactive intensity.





It is a known fact that after the reactor cover blasted off, there was a significant amount of radioactivity leakage. This impact was clear on many of the neighboring countries and for that matter impact was sever in Japan itself.

Below are certain mile stones according to that website.


Fukushima's milestones


March 11, 2011 A 9.0 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Japan. The earthquake triggered an extremely destructive tsunami with waves of up to 37.9 meters. 
March 11, 2011 - 177 million tweets were sent, while the average number of tweets is 140 million per day. 
March 12, 2011 A massive explosion rocks the power station Fukushima March 12, 2011 572,000 new Twitter accounts created. The average number of new accounts per day over the last month is 460 000. 
March 15, 2011 Seven of Germany's 17 nuclear power stations were shut down
March 23, 2011 Radioactive cloud reached Europe 
March 23, 2011 Fukushima became the most expensive natural catastrophe in history, reaching $309 billion (Hurricane Katrina costs $81 billion)April 5, 2011 Radioactive water from Fukushima NPP was dumped into the Pacific ocean 
April 6, 2011 Twitter reached 277 559 946 users