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9 Worst Natural Disasters

#7. Great East Japan Earthquake (2011)

Great East Japan Earthquake (2011)

This earthquake, off the Pacific coast of Tohoku, was the most powerful earthquake to ever hit Japan in recorded history and the fifth most powerful earthquake in the last century. It killed 15,882 people and caused serious structural damage as well as several nuclear accidents and meltdowns at power plants. Source: livescience.com

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