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Earthquake, tsunami devastate Japan
On March 11, 2011, an 9.0 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter off the northeastern coast of Japan rocked the Miyagi prefecture and triggered a massive tsunami that devastated the country. Following the quake, the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, which was severely damaged by the tsunami, underwent a complete nuclear meltdown. Above, firemen check through debris for missing people in Minamisanriku, Miyagi, 11 days after the disaster.
(March 22, 2011)(Credit: Getty Images)