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Great East Japan Earthquake
Fireworks Set Off in Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, to Mourn Victims, Illuminate Wreck Left Intact for 10 Years; Memorial Fireworks Light Up Skies across Fukushima
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.