On this date in 2011, strong earthquakes hit the Tohoku Region of Japan on this afternoon, triggering several meter high tsunami waves that cause massive destruction and loss of human lives in areas along the Pacific coast, especially in Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima Prefectures. The 9.0-magnitude earthquake itself causes major damage in areas close to the epicenter, as well as scattered fires and damage across the Tohoku and eastern Kanto area. Disney’s Disneyland Resort in Tokyo and Tokyo DisneySea will later temporarily close. Although damage and injuries are minimal at both parks, operator Oriental Land Co. will choose to close the parks in the wake of rolling blackouts and other safety concerns.
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