On March 11, 2011 a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit northeastern Japan, causing unimaginable damage. Many people lost their lives, their homes, and all their precious memories collected over generations. Among the things lost were precious photos and videos — cherished images of family, friends, pets and once-in-a-lifetime events — buried in rubble or washed to sea. To help people in Japan share their photographs and videos that did survive, Google created a website, “ Mirai e no kioku ” (text is in Japanese only), which means “Memories for the Future”. Through this site, people have been able to rediscover lost memories of their homes and towns. Google is now also providing thousands of miles of Street View imagery in the affected areas that were collected before and after the disaster.
(Cross posted on Official Google Blog ) Back in July, we announced our initiative to digitally archive the areas of Northeastern Japan affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Today, we’re making good on that promise—after driving more than 44,000 kilometers through the affected regions, 360-degree panoramic imagery of those areas is now available through the Street View feature in Google Maps . The images can also be viewed via a special website called “ Memories for the Future ,” where you can easily compare before and after shots of the towns changed by these events. A virtual tour via Street View profoundly illustrates how much these natural disasters have transformed these communities. If you start inland and venture out toward the coast, you’ll see the idyllic countryside change dramatically, becoming cluttered with mountains of rubble and debris as you get closer to the ocean.
Japan is just in the beginning of the long term recovery effort from the earthquake that struck off northeastern Japan on March 11. The crisis alert level from the damage to the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant has now been raised to the highest level of impact, the same as the Chernobyl Russia incident 25 years ago. Searchers continue to look for the dead, displaced Japanese live in shelters, protests continue over use of nuclear power, Japan's economic engine may be disrupted, the massive cleanup of debris is just underway, aftershocks are feared and many continue to mourn those who were lost. The photos collected here are from one month to the day of the quake and beyond. -- Lloyd Young ( 36 photos total )
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A massive 8.9-magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing dozens of deaths, more than 80 fires, and a 10-meter (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. Homes were swept away and damage is extensive. As more images of this historic event become available, they will be added below. [ Update, Sunday 3/13 - new entry added with Scenes from the Aftermath ] [ 48 photos ] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: Buildings burn after an earthquake near Sendai Airport, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. <div><a href="http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/jump?
Three days after a massive earthquake that is now estimated to have registered a 9.0 magnitude, Japanese rescue crews are being joined by foreign aid teams in the search for survivors in the wreckage. Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan has called the disaster nation's worst crisis since World War II, as the incredible scope of the destruction becomes clear and fears mount of a possible nuclear meltdown at a failing power plant. It is still too early for exact numbers, but the estimated death toll may top 10,000 as thousands remain unaccounted for. Gathered here are new images of the destruction and of the search for survivors. [ This is a follow-up to an earlier entry: Earthquake in Japan ] More images will be added as they come in. [ 33 photos ]
The vast devastation wrought by the earthquake and resulting tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, may only be matched by the destroyed lives left in their wake. Few survivors have been found, but families continue to search for their sons, daughters, wives, husbands and friends. Threats of a nuclear reactor meltdown and resulting disaster loom. -- Paula Nelson ( 51 photos total )
Japan scrambled to avert a meltdown at a stricken nuclear plant on Monday after a hydrogen explosion at one reactor and exposure of fuel rods at another, just days after a devastating earthquake and tsunami that killed at least 10,000 people. Get the latest news, analysis from the Japan earthquake and tsunami on our new dedicated page Graphic: Disaster in Japan — The Aftermath Graphic: Meltdown fears: Inside a boiling water reactor Japan quake and tsunami: Timeline of key events Photos: Japan reels after deadly quake
By Wil Longbottom UPDATED: 09:32 GMT, 13 March 2011 These are some of the dramatic videos captured as the sixth most powerful earthquake ever recorded hit the east coast of Japan. The 8.9-magnitude quake struck at a shallow depth just 80 miles off the coast, triggering a 30ft tsunami that has devastated the country and left a suspected 1,300 people dead.
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NASA’s Terra satellite’s first view of northeastern Japan in the wake of a devastating earthquake and tsunami reveal extensive flooding along the coast. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) acquired the top image of the Sendai region on March 12, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. The lower image, taken by Terra MODIS on February 26, 2011, is provided as a point of reference. Water is black or dark blue in these images. It is difficult to see the coastline in the March 12 image, but a thin green line outlines the shore.
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Une vidéo montrant bien l'arrivée de la vague et l'ampleur du tsunami sur une petite ville. by Mar 13