2011 Great Eastern Japan Earthquake
March 11, 2011 2:46pm
A 9.0 magnitude undersea earthquake happened 45 miles (75km) east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tohoku Region of Honsyu Island of Japan.
This earthquake triggered Tsunami with the waves as high as 124’ (37.9m) hit coasts of Japan 20 to 30 minutes after the earthquake. Some 5 story high tsunami traveled as much as 6 miles (10km) inland.
As of April 4th, there are over 12,000 people confirmed killed and another 15,000 people missing. 125,000 building were damaged or destroyed with over 250,000 people lost their homes.
There were multiple power plants that went out of commission due to the earthquake and tsunami. Most notable is the Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant.