36. Earthquake in Japan
March 11, 2011 is known for a series of very strong aftershocks (9-9.1 magnitude) that hit the east of the island of Honshu. This led to 23 feet high tsunami waves falling on the shore of Japan. The disaster resulted in 16,000 deaths. But the world knows about the disaster mainly because of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power station caused by the tsunami on that day.