The tsunami-wrecked Disaster Management Center five years after the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami in Minamisanriku on February 11, 2016, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The 12 meter high building was gutted by waves over 15 meters high after the March 11 tsunami struck the coastal town. 43 locals were swept to their deaths from here. Over the past five years plans to both preserve and to dismantle the structure have been debated with local's divided as to whether it should remain. It was decided in 2015 that the Miyagi prefectural government would manage the structure until 2031 before finally deciding whether or not it should be preserved permanently. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

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5 years after the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami
The tsunami-wrecked Disaster Management Center five years after the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami in Minamisanriku on February 11, 2016, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The 12 meter high building was gutted by waves over 15 meters high after the March 11 tsunami struck the coastal town. 43 locals were swept to their deaths from here. Over the past five years plans to both preserve and to dismantle the structure have been debated with local's divided as to whether it should remain. It was decided in 2015 that the Miyagi prefectural government would manage the structure until 2031 before finally deciding whether or not it should be preserved permanently. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

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Date 11 Feb 2016
Location: Minamisanriku Japan
Credit: Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO
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