As the deadly earthquake of January 28 began to sweep across the nation, it left millions without power.
The quake’s magnitude, 5.0, was more than three times the largest recorded in Japan.
Some residents and businesses lost power in Japan, and the earthquake itself was felt as far away as Germany.
But the disaster’s biggest impact was felt on the people of northern Japan, where residents endured a devastating earthquake that claimed at least 14,000 lives and caused millions of dollars in damage.
Here’s what you need to know about the earthquake.