Japan still feeling effects of earthquake disaster three years on

March 7, 2014

It was the biggest earthquake to shake Japan. Measuring  9.0 on the Richter scale, the undersea tremor that rumbled to life on March 11, 2011 shifted the country’s main island by eight feet and unleashed a tsunami that triggered meltdowns at three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The disaster killed more than 15,880 people and permanently altered the lives of hundreds of thousands of families. Read the full story here.