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Japan: Two Long Years After the Devastating Earthquake, Tsunami

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By HVnews
March 13, 2013 at 11:30 am



On March 11, 2011, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake rocked northeast Japan. The earthquake triggered devastating tsunamis, which in turn set off the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. Two years later, we look back at the carnage: Nearly 16,000 deaths, about 10,000 injured, more than 3,000 people missing; more than 125,000 buildings totally collapsed; more than 250,000 buildings “half-collapsed”; another 365,750 buildings partially damaged.

As we look back at the destruction — entire villages, washed away — hit play on the Life & Death theme from Lost and shake your head at Mother Nature.

Click any pic to embiggen …

YE Japan Earthquake
AP Photo/Yomiuri Shimbun

APTOPIX Japan Earthquake
AP Photo/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Hiroaki Ono

Japan Earthquake
AP Photo/David Guttenfelder

Japan Earthquake Nuclear Risk
AP Photo/Gregory Bull

APTOPIX Japan Earthquake
AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa

FYI, this is a mannequin’s arm:

Japan Earthquake
AP Photo/David Guttenfelder

Japan Earthquake
AP Photo/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Yasushi Kanno

Japan Earthquake
AP Photo/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Kenji Tada

APTOPIX Japan Earthquake
AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama

APTOPIX Japan Earthquake
AP Photo/Mark Baker

APTOPIX Japan Earthquake
AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye

Japan Earthquake
AP Photo/Hiro Komae

APTOPIX Japan Earthquake
AP Photo/Hiro Komae

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