Upload Photo
ONE YEAR AGO ... Earthquake, tsunami devastate Japan
Caption / Share

ONE YEAR AGO ...

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)

1 of 30

Share this photo

Memorable anniversaries in 2012

A look at key historical and memorable events dating back five, 10, 50, 100 years and more.