Editor's note: An earlier version of this story attributed a quote to the incorrect Subaru executive. It should have attributed the quote to Kazuyuki Muneta, senior general manager of Subaru’s purchasing division.
TOKYO — A massive earthquake strikes off Japan's northeast Pacific coast, rattling buildings as far away as Tokyo, triggering widespread power outages, shutting down trains, unleashing landslides and sparking concern about tsunamis and radiation leaks from a nearby nuclear plant.
In its wake, a critical Japanese semiconductor plant is thrown offline, and a broken supply chain forces Japanese automakers to suspend production at plants across the country.
For those who remember, it sounds a lot like the devastating March 11, 2011, temblor that rocked Japan and the global auto industry 10 years ago this week. But in an eerie flashback, this quake struck only last month — on Feb. 13 — in almost the exact same place.