One month, three earthquakes

Published April 11, 2011
Tsunami waves hit the sea-wall at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in this image, released by Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) one month after the disaster. – Photo by Reuters
Tsunami waves hit the sea-wall at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in this image, released by Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) one month after the disaster. – Photo by Reuters
A broken clock sits in the debris on Monday, two hours before the recent earthquake struck Japan at 5.16 pm. – Photo by AP
A broken clock sits in the debris on Monday, two hours before the recent earthquake struck Japan at 5.16 pm. – Photo by AP
Japanese Prime Minister Noato Kan (2nd L) takes a moment of silence prior to an emergency disaster measure meeting at his office in Tokyo. – Photo by AFP
Japanese Prime Minister Noato Kan (2nd L) takes a moment of silence prior to an emergency disaster measure meeting at his office in Tokyo. – Photo by AFP
A police officer walks past a damaged house while searching for bodies. – Photo by Reuters
A police officer walks past a damaged house while searching for bodies. – Photo by Reuters
A teenager sits among the rubble of his aunt's residence. – Photo by AP
A teenager sits among the rubble of his aunt's residence. – Photo by AP
A survivor rests in an emergency shelter. – Photo by AP
A survivor rests in an emergency shelter. – Photo by AP
Japanese Self-Defence Forces clean the rooms at the Okawa elementary school. – Photo by AFP
Japanese Self-Defence Forces clean the rooms at the Okawa elementary school. – Photo by AFP
Two-year-old Ayaka (C) and family members pray for her missing grandmother and great-grandmother at a vacant lot where they lived. – Photo by AFP
Two-year-old Ayaka (C) and family members pray for her missing grandmother and great-grandmother at a vacant lot where they lived. – Photo by AFP
Buddhist monks pray in an area destroyed by the tsunami in Natori. – Photo by AP
Buddhist monks pray in an area destroyed by the tsunami in Natori. – Photo by AP
A Japanese Buddhist monk prays at a devastated area. – Photo by AP
A Japanese Buddhist monk prays at a devastated area. – Photo by AP
A survivor checks a personal item as photos found in the rubble hang down from ropes. – Photo by AP
A survivor checks a personal item as photos found in the rubble hang down from ropes. – Photo by AP
Tsunami survivor Tadao Kamei (L) and a friend draw the words "Ganbaro!" or "hang in there" on a recycle billboard. – Photo by AFP
Tsunami survivor Tadao Kamei (L) and a friend draw the words "Ganbaro!" or "hang in there" on a recycle billboard. – Photo by AFP

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.6 hit Japan's Fukushima prefecture, exactly one month after Japan was hit by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami. It was the worst tragedy to envelop the country since World War II, however, Prime Minister Naoto Kan promised he would "never abandon" survivors of the earthquakes.

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