The earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011, killed an estimated 6,000 people and destroyed tens of thousands of homes.
Here’s a look at some of the more significant ones that struck the United States.
2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan: On March 11 of 2011, a magnitude-6.9 earthquake and a tsunami triggered by a massive nuclear accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant struck southern Japan.
The earthquake struck a site where radiation leaks from the reactors have been accumulating for decades.
The tsunami struck close to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
2011 Japan earthquake: On December 11, 2010, a massive earthquake and an aftershocks struck Japan.
Two separate aftershifts struck Japan at the same time, triggering the largest earthquake and tsunamis in Japan’s recorded history.
2011 Texas quake: On May 20, 2011 an aftershock of the 2011 Texas earthquake killed more than 30 people and damaged nearly a million homes.
A second aftershock struck near the city of San Marcos, Texas, on May 24.
2011 Florida earthquake: An earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck Florida on May 16, 2011.
The Florida Power and Light Co. said that its electric utility lost power to 1.8 million customers.
The following day, the company said it lost power from 8.5 million customers, affecting 5,000 schools and 1,000 hospitals.
The utility said in a statement that its customers “experienced no immediate impacts or damages.”
2009 Oklahoma City tornado: On July 15, 2009, an intense tornado swept across Oklahoma City, killing more than 100 people.
A day later, the Oklahoma City metro area saw its highest tornado count since 2007, according to the U,S.
2011 Haiti earthquake: Haiti was hit hard by the 2010 earthquake and has been ravaged by deadly cholera outbreaks since.
On April 24, 2011 a magnitude 7.8 earthquake and tidal waves caused by a tsunami inundated parts of Haiti.
The resulting tsunami killed more to 5,500 people, according a U.N. report.
2009 California earthquake: The magnitude-7.8 quake and tsunami on April 24th, 2011 triggered the largest tsunami in U. S. history.
On May 14, 2011 in the city known for its volcanoes, residents and tourists were shocked to see a magnitude 6.9 tsunami.
The disaster prompted the evacuation of 1,600 people.
2009 Texas earthquake: A magnitude-5.9 quake and a tidal wave struck the coastal city of Houston on March 6, 2009.
The quake triggered a tsunami that inundated several nearby islands and killed at least 30 people.
The ensuing tsunami caused the death toll to rise to 590, according the U.,S.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
2010 Mexico City earthquake: Mexico City suffered a series of aftershakes on March 4, 2010 and March 20, 2010 that were followed by a series to 6.5 earthquakes that killed more people.
These tremors, which triggered tsunamic waves, caused major flooding that flooded the city and caused millions of dollars in damage.
2009 South Africa earthquake: Three aftershows rocked the country on January 11, 2009 and March 3, 2010.
On March 1, 2010 the first of the tremors was followed by an aftertaste of another magnitude 7 earthquake, the most powerful on record.
The second earthquake came later, on January 12, 2010 after the first quake.
2009 New Zealand earthquake: New Zealand experienced an earthquake and several tsunamises on February 18, 2009 that killed hundreds of people.
On February 19, 2010 an afterslash earthquake triggered by another earthquake and triggered a wave of up to 8.7 earthquakes that destroyed more than 1,100 homes.
2009 U.K. earthquake: British seismologist Paul Watson described the earthquake that hit the capital of London on January 20, 2009 as a magnitude 5.5, with a magnitude of 7.2.
It is the largest natural earthquake ever recorded.
2008 India earthquake: India experienced a series a aftershapes in 2008, including a magnitude 4.2 quake that struck near Kathmandu.
The aftershock, which was the largest since the end of the 2010-2011 monsoon season, killed more then 2,000.
2008 Indonesia earthquake: Indonesia’s largest earthquake on record occurred on November 25, 2007.
The country suffered a magnitude 3.6 earthquake and the tsunami that followed that earthquake.
2009 Haiti earthquake and Tsunami: Haiti suffered a massive tsunami and earthquake that killed at a rate of about 1,400 people a day for six weeks in February 2009.
2008 Mexico City quake: A powerful earthquake and earthquake in Mexico City on February 23, 2008 triggered the worst aftershock in Mexico’s recorded recorded