A Tongan government spokesman Alfred Soakai said 90% of homes had been destroyed as well as serious damage to the hospital. Earlier, the news agency said the death toll from the massive earthquake would likely surpass 1,000. Japan earthquake and tsunami of 2011, also called Great Sendai Earthquake or Great Tōhoku Earthquake, severe natural disaster that occurred in northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011. [10:01 p.m. An untold number of bodies were also believed to be lying in the rubble and debris. Hawaii tsunami 2011: The aftermath Posted on March 11, 2011. The death toll on the island has risen to nine. The event began with a powerful earthquake off the northeastern coast of Honshu, Japan’s main island, which caused widespread … In Hilo, the death toll was high: 173 were killed, 163 injured, 488 buildings were demolished and 936 more were damaged. An adviser to the prime minister, Lopeti Senituli The official death toll stood at 413, while 784 people were missing and 1,128 injured. Damage at …