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Great East Japan Earthquake
Firefighters Test Rescue Procedures in Disaster Exercise Jointly Held in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, by Tokyo, 8 Other Local Governments in Metropolitan Area
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.