The devestating Japan earthquake struck on March 11th, 2011. Another significant historical event tied to the number 11. The earthquake, which registered 9.0 on the rictor scale triggered a killer tsunami and frightening nuclear reactor crisis.
The effects of the Japan quake have not only created a terrible immediate crisis, but also will be felt in a big way on the world economy for a long time to come. This is one of the biggest news stories in history.
The tremor triggered the automatic shutdown of 11 of the nation's nuclear power reactors.