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Damege to ICRC

The International Coastal Research Center (ICRC) was seriously damaged by the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011.

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1. The first Tsunami waves hit Hyoutan-jima island and afterwards, research vessel “Yayoi” sank while anchored at moorage.

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2. The main building of the research center was flooded above the 2nd floor by the tsunami. The maximum water level reached to 3rd floor.

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3. A mountain of debris was left at the research center by the tsunami.

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4. Even the iron doors at the seaside, as well as glass windows on 2nd floor were completely destroyed.

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5. Lots of debris were also left around the outdoor aquarium. The dormitory for researchers (at left) was completely flooded.

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6. The embankment to Hyoutan-jima island disappeared, and the seawall was left under water after significant coastline retreat.

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7. The main entrance hall

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8. An aquarium stored in a separate room was found inside an office.

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9. A laboratory

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10.The stone pillar originally placed at the gate of the research center