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Great East Japan Earthquake
Junior High School Baseball Players from Areas Affected by 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake Meet with Major League Star Shohei Ohtani of Los Angeles Angels (6th Left on Back Row) at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, in MLB-Backed Program to Support Reconstruction Efforts in Tohoku Region, Kumamoto 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.