Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Kamaishi City, Iwate Prefecture
Kamaishi City, Iwate, (pop. 39,174) was devstated by a 10 meter tsunami less than 30 minutes after the massive quake on March 11. The area has a history of destruction by tsunami. In 1896 4,985 of the town's 6,529 people were killed by a tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.6 quake.