Jim Stone as far as I can tell is the only one online, aside from yours truly right now, asking this question.  Even the HAARPie Queen Leuren Moret accepts the 9.0 magnitude story.

The KO experienced a 7.1 magnitude quake in the Philippines once upon a time.  If you haven’t already experienced one and if you’re a JMW Turner fan, you would like the experience of the Earth shaking, assuming you end up still in one piece.  Riding the violent whipsawing of Mother Earth is thrilling.  However, I cannot imagine enduring a temblor a hundred times stronger.  The Calgary Stampede can only go so far.

A magnitude 9.0 is a totally different encounter than a mere 7.0.   Yet where is the earthquake damage Stone asks in the immediate aftermath of the Tohoku quake?  It is  a necessary question.  Spend a few minutes studying images of the aftermath of the 1995 Hanshin earthquake a 6.8 magnitude temblor.

Now compare to the dearth of earthquake-caused destruction in the Tohoku region (top link).

Stone has a point.  It was the tsunami that destroyed just about everything, not the so-called magnitude 9.0 earthquake.