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Great East Japan Earthquake
Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako Offer Flowers at Cenotaph for Tsunami Victims in Natori, Miyagi 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.