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Homes Destroyed by 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami in Miyagi prefecture, Japan

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Homes Destroyed by 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami in Miyagi prefecture, Japan

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On March 11, 2011, an 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck Japan, unleashing a tsunami that swept over large portions of the country and reached across the Pacific. The quake was the strongest in Japanese history and one of the most powerful of the century.

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