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Great East Japan Earthquake
Restoration Work Completed on Quake-Devastated Stone Walls at Shirakawa Komine Castle Remains in Shirakawa, Fukushima 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.