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Great East Japan Earthquake
7 Years On: Girl Lights Candle at '3.11 Yume-Akari' (Dream Light) Event to Remember Disaster Victims in Rikuzentakata, Iwate 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.