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[Movie] 6 years on, seawall protects Ofunato

The Yomiuri ShimbunMassive seawalls have become common sights in seaside areas hit by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. This footage taken by a drone shows the 11.6-meter-high seawall dividing the town and the sea in the Ryori district in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture. The two-tone seawall tells a history of the town, which was hit by tsunami triggered by the Meiji Sanriku Earthquake, the Showa Sanriku Earthquake and the Great Chilean Earthquake. In response to those events, a 7.9-meter levee was constructed. However, the height was not sufficient to contain the 2011 tsunami, and the upper part was consequently added. [Released on March 6, 2017]

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