Location of Yamamoto in Miyagi Prefecture
|• Total||64.48 km2 (24.90 sq mi)|
|• Density||280/km2 (720/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Website||Town of Yamamoto|
Yamamoto was devastated by the 8.9 – 9.0 MW megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred at 14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) on 11 March 2011 and resultant tsunami. Eyewitness accounts describe Yamamoto as "one of the worst-hit areas" with no houses left undamaged.
Yamamoto, along with the town of Watari, both from Watari District, were planning to merge and create a new city under the name of Watari. Watari District would dissolve if the city should be created. However, nothing has yet to occur.
Media related to Yamamoto, Miyagi at Wikimedia Commons
- Yamamoto official website (Japanese) (portions in English)
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