10 years later: Recalling the 2011 tsunami

File photo Japanese visitors holed up at PKP around 1 a.m. on March 11, 2011. No one in this group seemed interested in bedding down on the floor, or availing themselves of some of the benches and tables that were laid out elsewhere in the corridors.

File photo Visitors from Hilo-area hotels make themselves as comfortable as possible as they bed down for the night in a temporary shelter at the Prince Kuhio Plaza as a precaution for the March 11, 2011, tsunami.

Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona sustained major damage and was strewn with debris in the aftermath of the March 11, 2011, tsunami. In this file photo, Civil Defense workers assess the situation while a curious visitor manages to cross police lines undetected.

A decade ago Wednesday evening, a magnitude-9.0 earthquake rocked Japan.