March 11, 2011, off the Pacific coast of Tohoku, Japan: At 14:46 (2:46 p.m.) Japan Standard Time a magnitude 9.0 earthquake occurred 43 miles east of the Oshika Peninsula. The undersea megathrust earthquake shifted the mainland of Japan an estimated 8 feet east and deviated Earth’s axis by estimates between 4 to 10 inches. The Great East Japan Earthquake generated massive tsunami waves that peaked at heights of 133 feet and traveled up to 6 miles into areas of mainland Japan. According to the latest accessible Japanese National Police Agency police reports, the earthquake and tsunami are responsible for 15,891 dead, 6,152 injured and 2,584 missing peoples. In addition to the horrific loss of life, 129,290 buildings have been reported collapsed, with another 1,020,777 structures sustaining varying degrees of damage. The disaster also triggered the second Level 7 International Nuclear Event (after Chernobyl) in history: the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.