The place of my natural disaster that I have chosen is Japan. It is located in the Northeast hemisphere of the world. It is an island nation in East Asia. The island is located in the Pacific Ocean, and it stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea. "Its total land mass is 145,925 square miles". “About 73 percent of Japan is forested, mountainous, and unsuitable for agricultural, industrial, or residential use. As a result, the habitable zones, mainly located in coastal areas, have extremely high population densities. Japan is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Another interesting statistic is that the population density is 873.1 per square miles" so this means that a lot of people live in a limited amount of space making a natural disaster more dangerous and devastating.  Another factor to point out is that the highly populated areas are on coastlines. "There are 108 active volcanoes in Japan. The population in Japan is estimated to be 127,960,000 in the year 2011" .
The economy of this country is extremely strong and thriving. A natural disaster hit Japan making them experience an earthquake, after which they were hit by a tsunami. This is a primary example of a natural disaster that triggers or starts another natural disaster. The earthquake that occurred was Tohoku. The Tohoku earthquake was an undersea mega thrust earthquake off the coast of Japan. It occurred March 11, 2011. The epicenter of this earthquake was 43 miles east of the Oshika Peninsula.  The depth of the hypocenter was underwater approximately 20 miles. This is one of the five most powerful earthquakes recorded on the earth. The earthquake is what triggered the tsunami waves which reached up to 133 ft. high. The tsunami not only caused fatal deaths, land damage, but it caused nuclear accidents. "The National Police Agency confirmed 15,833 deaths, 5,943 injured, and 3,671 people missing, as well as over 125,000 buildings damaged or destroyed". "The overall cost will be about $300 billion, which makes it the most expensive natural disaster on record" .
I chose this natural disaster because it is very recent. Also it is a prime example of one natural disaster triggering another. Natural disasters are extremely dangerous, especially when you have two. Japan has so many highly populated cities on the coast that in a way they put their selves in the biggest danger zone.