My interest in past disasters in Japan had me looking at the 3.11 earthquake again. Magic wiki ball says:

"The World Bank's estimated economic cost was US$235 billion, making it the most expensive natural disaster in world history."

Japan, being a small, but proud country loves to point out things it is number 1 in, I am sure we'd all like to take a pass on this particular number 1.
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