10 years later, countries affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami have rebuilt their cities and left memorials.
An official said the quake destroyed five houses in Hakuba village, host to ski jumping and other events in the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Games.
A strong earthquake rocked New Zealand on Monday morning, however there were no immediate reports of damage.
No casualties have been reported, after waves generated by the earthquake hit an Indonesian island, without causing major damage.
Thirty billion dollars in funding for roads, bridges and thousands of new homes in areas devastated by the tsunami in Japan is still languishing unspent in the bank.
Japan's economy shrank by 6.8 percent in the June quarter, following a drastic hike in consumption tax in April to 8 percent from 5 percent.
A tsunami warning has been issued after powerful earthquake struck west of the islands, the U.S. Geological Survey and the AP reported.
KitKat wrappers can be used to buy discount train tickets, part of a new campaign to promote tourism in Japan's devastated northern region.
The epicenter was 99 miles below the ocean just south of Tokyo.
No major damage is reported in Acapulco, the city nearest the epicenter.
The largest of a series of aftershocks following Tuesday's quake was located close to the port of Iquique at a depth of 12.4 miles.
The 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile's Pacific coast Tuesday night, triggering a tsunami alert and a large-scale evacuation.
A tsunami is hitting Chile after an 8.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the country and inspired people to post home videos to social media.
The magnitude-8.2 earthquake originated at a depth of 12.5 miles in the Pacific Ocean, about 60 miles northwest of Iquique.
University of Hawaii scientists have been tracking the spread of debris from the tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011.
Seagoing drones could serve important roles in conservation and environmental safety.