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The Terror Of Tohoku


In March of 2011, a horrific earthquake off the coast of Tōhoku hit hard. 15,894 people were confirmed to be dead after the incident, with over 6,000 injured and over 2,500 missing.

The earthquake, known as the Great East Japan earthquake, was the most powerful recorded earthquake to hit Japan. The destruction was immeasurable.

Alongside the thousands of deaths were destroyed homes and buildings – over 127,000 buildings completely collapsed, almost 273,000 half collapsed, and almost 748,000 were damaged. 4.4 million Japanese households went without electricity and 1.5 million without water. The damage made this the costliest natural disaster in the recorded history of natural disasters.