List of cities and towns severely damaged by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami

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This is an alphabetically sorted list of cities and towns severely damaged by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Cities and towns listed here reported at least US$100,000 in damages or at least one death.

City Region Country Injured Missing Deaths Damage costs References
Aizuwakamatsu Fukushima Prefecture Japan 6 1
Asahi Chiba Prefecture Japan 249 2 20
Berkeley Marina California United States US$125,000
Big Island Hawaii United States US$18,300,000
Chiyoda Tokyo Metropolis Japan 28 2
Crescent City California United States 1 [1][2][3]
Fujisawa Kanagawa Prefecture Japan 8 1
Fukushima Fukushima Prefecture Japan 19 3
Futaba Fukushima Prefecture Japan 5 30 [4][5]
Hachinohe Aomori Prefecture Japan 61 1 3
Haga Tochigi Prefecture Japan 28 1
Haleiwa Hawaii United States US$300,000
Hakodate Hokkaido Prefecture Japan 3 1
Higashimatsushima Miyagi Prefecture Japan 94 1044 [6]
Hirono Fukushima Prefecture Japan 1 2
Hitachinaka Ibaraki Prefecture Japan 28 2
Hitachiōta Ibaraki Prefecture Japan 2 1
Honolulu Hawaii United States US$3,400,000
Iitate Fukushima Prefecture Japan 1 1
Ishikawa Fukushima Prefecture Japan 4 1
Ishinomaki Miyagi Prefecture Japan Unknown 717 3173 [7][8]
Iwaizumi Iwate Prefecture Japan 7
Iwaki Fukushima Prefecture Japan 38 310
Iwanuma Miyagi Prefecture Japan 1 182
Jayapura Papua Indonesia 1 [9]
Jōsō Ibaraki Prefecture Japan 4 1
Kamaishi Iwate Prefecture Japan Unknown 198 884
Kanagawa Kanagawa Prefecture Japan 131 4
Kashima Ibaraki Prefecture Japan 1
Kashiwa Chiba Prefecture Japan 22 1
Katsurao Fukushima Prefecture Japan 7
Kawasaki Kanagawa Prefecture Japan 17 1
Kesennuma Miyagi Prefecture Japan Unknown 383 1023 [10][11]
Kitaibaraki Ibaraki Prefecture Japan
Kona Coast Hawaii United States 1
Kōriyama Fukushima Prefecture Japan 4 1
Kōtō Tokyo Metropolis Japan 2
Kuji Iwate Prefecture Japan 2 2
Machida Tokyo Metropolis Japan 15 2
Matsushima Miyagi Prefecture Japan 2
Maui Hawaii United States US$3,300,000
Miharu Fukushima Prefecture Japan 2 1
Minamisanriku Miyagi Prefecture Japan Unknown 343 558 [12][13][14][15][16]
Minamisōma Fukushima Prefecture Japan 23 640 [17]
Misawa Aomori Prefecture Japan 1 2
Mito Ibaraki Prefecture Japan 83 2
Miyako Iwate Prefecture Japan 121 420
Morro Bay Harbor California United States US$500,000
Moss Landing Harbor California United States US$1,750,000
Namegata Ibaraki Prefecture Japan 5 2
Namie Fukushima Prefecture Japan 38 146 [18]
Naraha Fukushima Prefecture Japan 2 11 [19]
Narashino Chiba Prefecture Japan 6 1
Nasukarasuyama Tochigi Prefecture Japan 7 2
Natori Miyagi Prefecture Japan 71 911 [20]
Nikkō Tochigi Prefecture Japan 4 1
Nishigō Fukushima Prefecture Japan 4 3
Noda Chiba Prefecture Japan 5 1
Noda Iwate Prefecture Japan 38
Noyo River Harbor California United States US$4,000,000
Ōarai Ibaraki Prefecture Japan 706 1 24
Obanazawa Yamagata Prefecture Japan 4 24
OfunatoŌfunato Iwate Prefecture Japan Unknown 107 339 [18][21][22]
Ōkuma Fukushima Prefecture Japan Unknown 1 84
Onagawa Miyagi Prefecture Japan Unknown 343 571 [23]
Ōsaki Miyagi Prefecture Japan 222 5
Ōsato Miyagi Prefecture Japan 6 1
OtsuchiŌtsuchi Iwate Prefecture Japan Unknown 576 802 [24][25]
Rifu Miyagi Prefecture Japan 46
Rikuzentakata Iwate Prefecture Japan Unknown 385 1554 [26]
Ryūgasaki Ibaraki Prefecture Japan 5 1
Sanmu Chiba Prefecture Japan 2 1
Santa Cruz harbor California United States US$28,000,000
Sendai Miyagi Prefecture Japan Unknown 26 704
Shibata Miyagi Prefecture Japan 4 2
Shichigahama Miyagi Prefecture Japan Unknown 5 70 [27][28]
Shimotsuma Ibaraki Prefecture Japan 1
Shinchi Fukushima Prefecture Japan 1 109
Shiogama Miyagi Prefecture Japan 1 20
Shirakawa Fukushima Prefecture Japan 3 12
Shirako Chiba Prefecture Japan 1
Shiroishi Miyagi Prefecture Japan 18 1
Sōma Fukushima Prefecture Japan 3 456
Sukagawa Fukushima Prefecture Japan 1 1 10
Tagajō Miyagi Prefecture Japan Unknown 1 188
Tama Tokyo Metropolis Japan 1
Tamura Fukushima Prefecture Japan 5 1
Tanohata Iwate Prefecture Japan 16 14
Takahagi Ibaraki Prefecture Japan 19 1
Tatebayashi Gunma Prefecture Japan 1 1
Tōkai Ibaraki Prefecture Japan 5 4
Tokyo Tokyo Metropolis Japan 90 7
Tomioka Fukushima Prefecture Japan 6 19
Tōnoshō Chiba Prefecture Japan 4 1
Tsukuba Ibaraki Prefecture Japan 13 1
Ushiku Ibaraki Prefecture Japan 6 1
Ventura Harbor California United States US$150,000
Wakuya Miyagi Prefecture Japan 47 2 1
Watari Miyagi Prefecture Japan 13 257
Yachiyo Chiba Prefecture Japan 3 1
Yamada Iwate Prefecture Japan Unknown 211 604
Yamagata Yamagata Prefecture Japan 9 2
Yamamoto Miyagi Prefecture Japan 19 671
Yokohama Kanagawa Prefecture Japan 76 2

References[edit]

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