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2011 – Japan today plunged into chaos after a cataclysmic earthquake sent merciless tsunami waves rushing through its helpless streets. The unforgiving tide of water unleashed after one of the biggest quakes in recent history obliterated tens of thousands of buildings, devouring almost anything in its path. As the death toll soared, dozens more countries braced themselves for similar scenes of destruction as the full force of the mother nature powered through the Pacific ocean.
STRIKE OUT Japan and INSERT Coos Bay/North Bend. Story will be the same. We are simply waiting for our earthquake, so say the scientists. http://www.portlandmonthlymag.com/news-and-profiles/city-and-region/articles/the-big-one-an-earthquake-survival-guide-july-2014
The big pictures: The moment Japan's cataclysmic tsunami engulfed a nation
The unforgiving tide of water obliterated tens of thousands of buildings and claimed dozens of lives as it washed away almost anything in its path.