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Great East Japan Earthquake
New Police Box in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, Opens 500 Meters Away from Tsunami-Hit Old Box, Kept to Memorize Disaster
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.