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In 2011, the fourth largest earthquake in history rocked the coast of Japan, spawning a devastating tsunami. Satellites and scientists had an unprecedented view of both.

In the fourth largest earthquake in history rocked the coast of Japan, spawning a devastating tsunami. Satellites and scientists had an unprecedented view of both.

Japan .... Great East Japan Earthquake, 3-11-11

Earthquake, tsunami strike Japan

A magnitude earthquake slammed Japan's northeastern coast, unleashing a tsunami.

Miracle tree--   known as miracle solitary pine tree in Japan, which survived after the March 11 tsunami hit the area, in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, in this photo taken by Kyodo on December 10, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo              A man takes a picture of the single pine tree left standing after last year's March 11th tsunami, which swept away an entire forest in the city of Rikuzentakata on March 11, 2012 in Rikuzentakata, Japan.

The tsunami-ravaged city of Rikuzentakata, Japan , cut down the lone pine tree survived the disaster, 18 months ago and came to symbolize hope, but there are plans to keep the preserved tree on display.

March 11 2011 = Tsunami + Earthquake | JAPAN

Earthquake, tsunami strike Japan

A magnitude earthquake slammed Japan's northeastern coast, unleashing a tsunami.

On May 26, 1983 at 11:59:57 local time, a magnitude-7.7 earthquake occurred in the Sea of Japan, about 100 km west of the coast of Noshiro in Akita Prefecture, Japan. Out of the 107 fatalities, all but four were killed by the resulting tsunami,

On May 26, 1983 at 11:59:57 local time, a magnitude-7.7 earthquake occurred in the Sea of Japan, about 100 km west of the coast of Noshiro in Akita Prefecture, Japan. Out of the 107 fatalities, all but four were killed by the resulting tsunami,

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