Cloud Computing: Google Maps Imagery Charts Japanese Earthquake, Tsunami Devastation
Here is the coastal town of Arahama in Sendai undisturbed three years ago.
This is what Arahama in Sendai looked like as of March 12, 2011, after the tsunami swept through the region.
Here is the town of Yuriage in Natori in 2008.
The tsunami also flattened buildings in Yuriage.
Here is the Sendai Airport pictured in 2003.
This shows the Sendai Airport after the tsunami.
Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant 04
This Satellite photo shows a fully intact and operational Fukushima nuclear plant in 2004.
Nuclear Plant Post Quake
Here's the nuclear plant after the tsunami swept across it, but before the outer shell collapsed. On March 14, an explosion rocked unit 3 of the power station and destroyed the roof of a reactor building.
Minamisoma in Fukushima Prefecture
This is what the coastal township of Kashimaku in Minamisoma looked like in 2011 before the tsunami.
Here is Kashimaku after it was devastated by the tsunamis rolling waves.
Onahama township in Iwaki was the picture of peaceful orderliness in 2005.
Homes and buildings are shattered in Onahama after the tsunami struck.