On March 11, 2011, Northeastern Japan was hit with a magnitude 9.1 earthquake that was followed by a devastating tsunami. Though Japan is perhaps the most prepared and advanced in terms of earthquake and tsunami detection and response, over 18,000 people were killed with thousands more displaced. When the water receded, Japan was left with an unimaginable amount of damage to deal with and empty, salt-soaked land where towns once stood. Years later, areas remain heavily scarred and people struggle to rebuild their lives.
©2016 Caleb Knipp