Timeline of events in Japan
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March 12, 2011
People used a floating container to escape from floodwater after the tsunami and earthquake struck in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture, in northeastern Japan. Japan confronted devastation along its northeastern coast, with fires raging and parts of some cities under water.