11th March 2011


Sendai was the nearest major city to the earthquake, 130 km (81 mi) from the epicenter; the earthquake occurred 373 km (232 mi) northeast of Tokyo.[6]

Tsunamis in Japan

total of 141 tidal waves classified as a tsunami since the year 684

a total of 130,974 people died in Japan in tsunamis

tsunamis therefore occur comparatively often in this country

strongest tidal wave registered in Japan so far reached a height of 90 metres. This tsunami, on 29th August 1741, killed a total of 1,607 people

A massive tsunami, generated by a powerful undersea earthquake, engulfing a residential area in Natori, Miyagi prefecture, northeastern Honshu, Japan, on March 11, 2011.

Stranded ferryboat amid piles of debris in Ōtsuchi, Iwate prefecture, Japan, after the city was devastated by the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami.

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