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Great East Japan Earthquake
Yokozuna Kisenosato Offers Flowers in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, Wishing for Tohoku Reconstruction Ahead of Ring-Purification Ritual in Disaster-Hit City
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.