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  • Miyagi | prefecture, Japan | Britannica.com
    tsunami in the prefecture including more than 230 000 wholly or partially destroyed buildings some 11 000 people were killed or were missing and presumed dead and another 4 100 were injured Area 2 813 square miles 7 285 square km Pop 2010 prelim 2 348 165 Comments Share Email Print Cite You may also be interested in Japan Emperors and Empresses Regnant of Japan list of prime ministers of Japan Fukushima Iwate Yamagata Akita Aomori Asia Tokyo Yokohama Metropolitan Area Japan earthquake and tsunami of 2011 Sendai Keep exploring Hit the Road Quiz Get to Know Asia World Tour Editor Picks 8 Fruits on My Bucket List 10 Queens of the Athletic Realm What made you want to look up Miyagi To From Subject Comments Please limit to 900 characters Cancel Britannica Stories Behind The News Philosophy Religion Healing the Schism Pope Meets Patriarch Behind The News Science Gravitational Waves Observed Spotlight History Thomas Malthus s 250th Birthday See More Stories FEATURED QUIZZES Vocabulary Quiz True or False Spell It See More Quizzes About Us About Our Ads Contact Us Privacy Policy Terms of Use 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Inc MLA style Miyagi Encyclopædia Britannica Encyclopædia Britannica Online Encyclopædia Britannica Inc 2016 Web 12 Feb 2016 http www britannica com place Miyagi APA style Miyagi 2016 In Encyclopædia Britannica Retrieved from http www britannica com place Miyagi Harvard style Miyagi 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Online Retrieved 12 February 2016 from http www britannica com place Miyagi Chicago Manual of Style Encyclopædia Britannica Online s v Miyagi accessed February 12 2016 http www britannica com place Miyagi While every effort has been made to follow citation style rules there may be some discrepancies Please refer to the appropriate style manual or other sources if you have any questions Update Link Click anywhere

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  • Japan Trench | submarine trench, Pacific Ocean | Britannica.com
    Comments Please limit to 900 characters Cancel FEATURED QUIZZES Vocabulary Quiz True or False Spell It See More Quizzes MORE QUIZZES Ice Water Vapor Fact or Fiction Doctor Who Earth Sciences Fact or Fiction See More Quizzes About Us About Our Ads Contact Us Privacy Policy Terms of Use 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Inc MLA style Japan Trench Encyclopædia Britannica Encyclopædia Britannica Online Encyclopædia Britannica Inc 2016 Web 12 Feb 2016 http www britannica com place Japan Trench APA style Japan Trench 2016 In Encyclopædia Britannica Retrieved from http www britannica com place Japan Trench Harvard style Japan Trench 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Online Retrieved 12 February 2016 from http www britannica com place Japan Trench Chicago Manual of Style Encyclopædia Britannica Online s v Japan Trench accessed February 12 2016 http www britannica com place Japan Trench While every effort has been made to follow citation style rules there may be some discrepancies Please refer to the appropriate style manual or other sources if you have any questions Update Link Click anywhere inside the article to add text or insert superscripts subscripts and special characters You can also highlight a section and use the tools in this bar to modify existing content Add links to related Britannica articles You can double click any word or highlight a word or phrase in the text below and then select an article from the search box Or simply highlight a word or phrase in the article then enter the article name or term you d like to link to in the search box below and select from the list of results Note we do not allow links to external resources in editor Please click the Web sites link for this article to add citations for external Web sites Editing Tools Tips for Editing Leave

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  • Eurasian Plate | geology | Britannica.com
    produced heavy seismic activity in Kashmir One especially powerful earthquake in 2005 devastated Muzaffarabad which is the administrative centre of FEATURED QUIZZES Vocabulary Quiz True or False Spell It See More Quizzes MORE QUIZZES Human Bones Quiz Manatees Fact or Fiction Butterflies and Moths Fact or Fiction See More Quizzes About Us About Our Ads Contact Us Privacy Policy Terms of Use 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Inc MLA style Eurasian Plate Encyclopædia Britannica Encyclopædia Britannica Online Encyclopædia Britannica Inc 2016 Web 12 Feb 2016 http www britannica com science Eurasian Plate APA style Eurasian Plate 2016 In Encyclopædia Britannica Retrieved from http www britannica com science Eurasian Plate Harvard style Eurasian Plate 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Online Retrieved 12 February 2016 from http www britannica com science Eurasian Plate Chicago Manual of Style Encyclopædia Britannica Online s v Eurasian Plate accessed February 12 2016 http www britannica com science Eurasian Plate While every effort has been made to follow citation style rules there may be some discrepancies Please refer to the appropriate style manual or other sources if you have any questions Update Link Click anywhere inside the article to add text or insert superscripts subscripts and special characters You can also highlight a section and use the tools in this bar to modify existing content Add links to related Britannica articles You can double click any word or highlight a word or phrase in the text below and then select an article from the search box Or simply highlight a word or phrase in the article then enter the article name or term you d like to link to in the search box below and select from the list of results Note we do not allow links to external resources in editor Please click the Web sites link for this article

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  • Pacific Plate | geology | Britannica.com
    American Plate east along transform faults To the north in British Columbia this movement has been along the offshore Queen Charlotte Fault while in oceanic plate Earth planet The outer shell is broken like a slightly cracked eggshell into about a dozen major separate rigid blocks or plates There are two types of plates oceanic and continental An example of an oceanic plate is the Pacific Plate which extends from the East Pacific Rise to the deep sea trenches bordering the western part of the Pacific basin A continental plate is exemplified by the North American Plate which Pinnacles National Monument Pinnacles National Monument The pinnacles were formed by volcanic activity about 23 million years ago some 195 miles 315 km south of their present location They have moved slowly northwestward by tectonic activity as the Pacific Plate has slid along the edge of the North American Plate a remnant of the formation still exists in its original location a short distance northeast of Los Angeles The monument also has plate tectonics mountain The North American Cordillera Juan de Fuca Plate beneath northern California Oregon Washington and southern British Columbia is responsible for the Cascade chain of volcanoes which includes Mount St Helens The very large Pacific Plate which underlies most of the northern and western Pacific basin moves north northwest with respect to North America nearly parallel to the coast and is subducted beneath southern volcanic activity volcano Volcanoes related to plate boundaries Topographic maps reveal the locations of large earthquakes and indicate the boundaries of the 12 major tectonic plates For example the Pacific Plate is bounded by the earthquake zones of New Zealand New Guinea the Mariana Islands Japan Kamchatka the Aleutian Islands western North America the East Pacific Rise and the Pacific Antarctic Ridge FEATURED QUIZZES Vocabulary Quiz True or False Spell It See More Quizzes MORE QUIZZES Rocks Fact or Fiction Plants Fact or Fiction Mammals Fact or Fiction See More Quizzes About Us About Our Ads Contact Us Privacy Policy Terms of Use 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Inc MLA style Pacific Plate Encyclopædia Britannica Encyclopædia Britannica Online Encyclopædia Britannica Inc 2016 Web 12 Feb 2016 http www britannica com science Pacific Plate APA style Pacific Plate 2016 In Encyclopædia Britannica Retrieved from http www britannica com science Pacific Plate Harvard style Pacific Plate 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Online Retrieved 12 February 2016 from http www britannica com science Pacific Plate Chicago Manual of Style Encyclopædia Britannica Online s v Pacific Plate accessed February 12 2016 http www britannica com science Pacific Plate While every effort has been made to follow citation style rules there may be some discrepancies Please refer to the appropriate style manual or other sources if you have any questions Update Link Click anywhere inside the article to add text or insert superscripts subscripts and special characters You can also highlight a section and use the tools in this bar to modify existing content Add links to related Britannica articles You can double

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  • North American Plate | geology | Britannica.com
    in British Columbia this movement has been along the offshore Queen Charlotte Fault while in California it has been along the San FEATURED QUIZZES Vocabulary Quiz True or False Spell It See More Quizzes MORE QUIZZES Acoustics and Radio Technology Fact or Fiction The Night Sky Galaxies and Constellations Science Randomizer See More Quizzes About Us About Our Ads Contact Us Privacy Policy Terms of Use 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Inc MLA style North American Plate Encyclopædia Britannica Encyclopædia Britannica Online Encyclopædia Britannica Inc 2016 Web 12 Feb 2016 http www britannica com science North American Plate APA style North American Plate 2016 In Encyclopædia Britannica Retrieved from http www britannica com science North American Plate Harvard style North American Plate 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Online Retrieved 12 February 2016 from http www britannica com science North American Plate Chicago Manual of Style Encyclopædia Britannica Online s v North American Plate accessed February 12 2016 http www britannica com science North American Plate While every effort has been made to follow citation style rules there may be some discrepancies Please refer to the appropriate style manual or other sources if you have any questions Update Link Click anywhere inside the article to add text or insert superscripts subscripts and special characters You can also highlight a section and use the tools in this bar to modify existing content Add links to related Britannica articles You can double click any word or highlight a word or phrase in the text below and then select an article from the search box Or simply highlight a word or phrase in the article then enter the article name or term you d like to link to in the search box below and select from the list of results Note we do not allow links to external

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  • Okhotsk microplate | geology | Britannica.com
    MLA style Okhotsk microplate Encyclopædia Britannica Encyclopædia Britannica Online Encyclopædia Britannica Inc 2016 Web 12 Feb 2016 http www britannica com topic Okhotsk microplate APA style Okhotsk microplate 2016 In Encyclopædia Britannica Retrieved from http www britannica com topic Okhotsk microplate Harvard style Okhotsk microplate 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Online Retrieved 12 February 2016 from http www britannica com topic Okhotsk microplate Chicago Manual of Style Encyclopædia Britannica Online s v Okhotsk microplate accessed February 12 2016 http www britannica com topic Okhotsk microplate While every effort has been made to follow citation style rules there may be some discrepancies Please refer to the appropriate style manual or other sources if you have any questions Update Link Click anywhere inside the article to add text or insert superscripts subscripts and special characters You can also highlight a section and use the tools in this bar to modify existing content Add links to related Britannica articles You can double click any word or highlight a word or phrase in the text below and then select an article from the search box Or simply highlight a word or phrase in the article then enter the article name or term you d like to link to in the search box below and select from the list of results Note we do not allow links to external resources in editor Please click the Web sites link for this article to add citations for external Web sites Editing Tools Tips for Editing Leave Edit Mode Submit We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles You can make it easier for us to review and hopefully publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind Encyclopaedia Britannica articles are written in a neutral objective tone for a general audience You may find it helpful to

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  • Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky | Russia | Britannica.com
    made you want to look up Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky To From Subject Comments Please limit to 900 characters Cancel FEATURED QUIZZES Vocabulary Quiz True or False Spell It See More Quizzes MORE QUIZZES Apples and Doctors Fact or Fiction Garlic and Vinegar Fact or Fiction Counting Beans See More Quizzes About Us About Our Ads Contact Us Privacy Policy Terms of Use 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Inc MLA style Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky Encyclopædia Britannica Encyclopædia Britannica Online Encyclopædia Britannica Inc 2016 Web 12 Feb 2016 http www britannica com place Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky APA style Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky 2016 In Encyclopædia Britannica Retrieved from http www britannica com place Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky Harvard style Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Online Retrieved 12 February 2016 from http www britannica com place Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky Chicago Manual of Style Encyclopædia Britannica Online s v Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky accessed February 12 2016 http www britannica com place Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky While every effort has been made to follow citation style rules there may be some discrepancies Please refer to the appropriate style manual or other sources if you have any questions Update Link Click anywhere inside the article to add text or insert superscripts subscripts and special characters You can also highlight a section and use the tools in this bar to modify existing content Add links to related Britannica articles You can double click any word or highlight a word or phrase in the text below and then select an article from the search box Or simply highlight a word or phrase in the article then enter the article name or term you d like to link to in the search box below and select from the list of results Note we do not allow links to external resources in editor Please click the Web sites link for this article to

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  • Kao-hsiung | Taiwan | Britannica.com
    promoted some industrial development at Kao hsiung establishing an aluminum industry based on the abundant hydroelectric power produced by the Jih yüeh Lake project in the mountains After it came under Chinese administration in 1945 Kao hsiung developed rapidly The port badly damaged in World War II was restored It also became a fishing port for boats sailing to Philippine and Indonesian waters Largely because of its climate Kao hsiung has overtaken Chi lung as Taiwan s major port As an exporting centre it serves the rich agricultural hinterland of southern Taiwan as well as the southeast The main raw material exports shipped from Kao hsiung are rice sugar bananas pineapples peanuts groundnuts and citrus fruits Kao hsiung is also a major industrial city The 5 500 acre 2 225 hectare Linhai Industrial Park located on the waterfront was completed in the mid 1970s It includes a steel mill shipyard petrochemical complex and other industries The city also has an oil refinery aluminum works cement works fertilizer factories sugar refineries brick and tile works and salt manufacturing and papermaking plants Designated an export processing zone in the late 1970s Kao hsiung has succeeded in attracting foreign investment to process locally purchased raw materials for export A large canning industry in the city processes both fruit and fish Kao hsiung has a number of colleges and junior colleges offering training in commerce education maritime technology medicine modern languages nursing and technology An international airport and the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Freeway serve the city Area mun 59 square miles 154 square km Pop 2008 est mun 1 520 555 metro area 2 767 655 Comments Share Email Print Cite Last Updated 2 1 2015 You may also be interested in Asia Pacific Ocean Taipei P eng hu Islands Chi lung Quemoy Island T ai nan Tan shui T ai chung Hua lien Taiwan earthquake of 1999 Nan t ou Keep exploring Hit the Road Quiz It s All in the Name World Tour 10 Queens of the Athletic Realm 9 Bizarre Myths About Pregnancy What made you want to look up Kao hsiung To From Subject Comments Please limit to 900 characters Cancel Britannica Stories Behind The News Philosophy Religion Healing the Schism Pope Meets Patriarch Behind The News Science Gravitational Waves Observed Spotlight History Thomas Malthus s 250th Birthday See More Stories FEATURED QUIZZES Vocabulary Quiz True or False Spell It See More Quizzes About Us About Our Ads Contact Us Privacy Policy Terms of Use 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Inc MLA style Kao hsiung Encyclopædia Britannica Encyclopædia Britannica Online Encyclopædia Britannica Inc 2016 Web 12 Feb 2016 http www britannica com place Kao hsiung Taiwan APA style Kao hsiung 2016 In Encyclopædia Britannica Retrieved from http www britannica com place Kao hsiung Taiwan Harvard style Kao hsiung 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Online Retrieved 12 February 2016 from http www britannica com place Kao hsiung Taiwan Chicago Manual of Style Encyclopædia Britannica Online s v Kao hsiung accessed February 12 2016 http

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