The Causes Of The Earthquake

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In the blink of an eye, everything can change. From a monstrous magnitude-9 earthquake, to a series of terrorist attacks, to migrating from a third-world country that is dangerous to live in, any experience can transform a lifestyle forever. The earthquake that took place occurred in Fukushima, Japan in March of 2011 took the lives of 15,894 people, as well as leaving 6,156 injured and 2,546 missing. This monstrous disaster unleashed a raging tsunami that wiped out the east coast of Japan. The tsunami initiated a nuclear disaster that released highly toxic wastes into the atmosphere, making it dangerous for civilians to be outdoors. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 were a series of four coordinated attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda that place in New York City and Washington D.C. taking the lives of 2,996 people. The U.S.- Mexico border has approximately more than 7,000 deaths from people attempting to cross the border since 2000.
In the midst of the terror, one can learn lessons to last them a lifetime. The people who lived through these events went through a series of obstacles, both mentally and physically. For all three of these occurrences, there were a vast amount of family members lost, which is never an easy pill to swallow. Nothing defeats the mental hardship of leaving one’s grandmother behind in order to escape and survive a tsunami. In the midst of these disasters, there were instances of both selfishness and selflessness. From loss of
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