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Great East Japan Earthquake
9 Years On: Buddhist Priests Release into Ocean 'Kamitoba' Paper Talismans to Pray for Tsunami Victims in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture
A catastrophic 9.0-maginitude earthquake struck northern and eastern Japan on March 11 2011, unleashing tsunami waves that caused widespread damage in many coastal parts of the country. The quake is the most powerful temblor ever to hit Japan.