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2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami

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Rare Video: Japan Tsunami | National Geographic

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NHK warning from the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami

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Remembering the 2011 Tohoku Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

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2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami: relocated residents continue to suffer a hard life

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Tokyo Japan Tohoku Earthquake Tsunami Aftershock as it happened 2011/03/11 March 11th 2011

The 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tōhoku was a magnitude 9.0–9.1 (Mw) undersea megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred at 14:46 JST on Friday 11 March 2011, with the epicentre approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi) east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tōhoku and the hypocenter at an underwater depth of approximately 29 km (18 mi). The earthquake is often referred to in Japan as the Great East Japan Earthquake and is also known as the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, the Great Sendai Earthquake, the Great Tōhoku Earthquake, and the 3.11 earthquake.
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    • Tsunami 

    • Land subsidence 

    • Casualties 

    • Damage and effects 

    • Aftermath 

    • Humanitarian response 

    • Media coverage 

    • Scientific and research response