The monumental 8.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Japan on Friday left behind a trail of destruction and damage. The earthquake that centered east of the city of Sendai shook houses and cracked the highways.

The deadly tsunami that followed swept away cars, planes and homes. With the country left in shambles, the death toll rising to around 1000 and over 20 countries hit in varying degrees by the tsunami; many predict 3/11 to be the Armageddon for the human race.

Start the slideshow to catch never-before-seen glimpses of the destructive 3/11 earthquake and tsunami and its aftermath: