Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Oofunato City, Iwate

Oofunato City, Iwate prefecture, had an estimated population of 40,753 on January 1, 2011. Its port, with a depth of over 13 meters, could accomodate ships of up to 40,000 tons and was one of the most important in the prefecture. The city suffered extensive damage from the tsunami but as of March 14 had a relatively modest total of confirmed dead or missing: 391    

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