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Mother Nature vs. Miyako

Mother Nature vs. Miyako

Miyako, a small coastal city (population approx. 50,000) in northeast Japan’s Iwate Prefecture, was known mainly for its pristine shores and Japanese charm.  That is until March 11, 2011.  That day, at 14:46 local time, the Great East Japan earthquake (also called the Tohuku earthquake) struck 72 km offshore in the Pacific Ocean.  It resulted […]

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