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2011 Japan Earthquake - Tsunami Fast Facts
Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami - Wikipedia
It was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan , and the fourth most powerful earthquake in the world since modern record-keeping began in The earthquake moved Honshu the main island of Japan 2. The tsunami swept the Japanese mainland and killed over 15, people, mainly through drowning, though blunt trauma also caused many deaths. The latest report from the Japanese National Police Agency report confirms 15, deaths,  6, injured,  and 2, people missing  across twenty prefectures , and a report from indicated , people were still living away from their home in either temporary housing or due to permanent relocation.
2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami
Photos: Fukushima: A closer look. Fukushima: A closer look — People wearing protective suits and masks ride on a bus past the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Okuma, Japan, on Saturday, November 12 Journalists got their first ground-level glance around the stricken facility, eying shells of reactor buildings, tons of contaminated water, and workers still scurrying to mitigate damage from a crisis that began eight months ago. Hide Caption. Fukushima: A closer look — The crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station is seen through a bus window in Okuma on Saturday.
On March 11, , a magnitude-9 earthquake shook northeastern Japan, unleashing a savage tsunami. The effects of the great earthquake were felt around the world, from Norway's fjords to Antarctica's ice sheet. Tsunami debris has continued to wash up on North American beaches years later. In Japan, residents are still recovering from the disaster.