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Development: Andrew KesperSource: Google Aerial photos taken over Japan have revealed the scale of devastation across dozens of suburbs and tens of thousands of homes and businesses. Hover over each satellite photo to view the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami. Sendai Airport © Google, Digital Globe, GeoEye Hover over the image to toggle before/after Arahama in Sendai Fujitsuka in Sendai Yuriage in Natori Yuriage in Natori (looking west) Fukushima nuclear plant Kashimaku in Minamisoma © Google, Cnes/Spot Image, GeoEye Kashima in Minamisoma Haranomachi in Minamisoma Ishinomaki in Miyagi © Google, Cnes/Spot Image, DigitalGlobe, GeoEye Iigohama in Miyagi (Oshika Peninsula) Yagawahama in Miyagi (Oshika Peninsula) Village wiped out near Fukushima nuclear power plant © Google, Digital Globe Hirono oil-fired power station South of Fukushima nuclear plant © Google, Digital Globe, TerraMetrics, GeoEye Iwaki beach © Google, Cnes/Spot Image, Digital Globe Ueda in Iwaki, Samegawa river outlet Kesennuma Odohama

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Images tsunami 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.

Choppers, trucks douse stricken nuke plant Hayden Cooper, staff Updated Fri 18 Mar 2011, 2:12am AEDT Japan is making a last-ditch attempt to cool stricken reactors at its Fukushima nuclear plant, but efforts so far appear to have had little effect. Special military fire trucks unleashed jets of water on a damaged reactor at the quake-hit plant on Thursday, after police were earlier forced to withdraw their own water cannon from the scene due to high levels of radiation. While police must be outside to use their vehicle, the military vehicles are built to allow personnel to remain inside. As well as water-spraying trucks, four twin-rotor Chinook helicopters from the Japan Self-Defence Forces flew water bombing missions over the plant, emptying tonnes of water onto reactors which have been overheating since being damaged by last Friday's earthquake and tsunami.

Flooding from Tsunami near Sendai, Japan 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.

More than 14,000 dead or missing in Japan Updated Thu 17 Mar 2011, 8:57pm AEDT The official number of people dead and missing after the earthquake and tsunami that flattened Japan's north-east coast has hit 14,650, police said, a rise of nearly 1,000 in just a few hours. The number of confirmed dead from Friday's twin disasters rose to 5,321, while the official number of missing increased to 9,329, the national police agency said in its latest update. A total of 2,383 people were injured in the disaster.

Japan earthquake: Interactive map tracks the foreshocks and aftershocks of the 9.0 magnitude quake that struck March 11, 2011 The magnitude 9.0 earthquake that rocked Japan on March 11 at 2:46 p.m. struck after a series of smaller quakes earlier in the week. Aftershocks — as many as 12 to 15 an hour — now total in the hundreds, including more than 30 of magnitude 6 or greater. Play the timeline map below to see quakes magnitude 5 and greater before and after the strongest temblor to strike Japan in 140 years. The timeline begins two days before the great quake, when a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit off the coast shortly before noon March 9. All times are Japan Standard. Click on any icon for more details.

360 Degree Reverse Photography - Gallery In order to create a , you do not need to be an expert photographer or own expensive photography equipment. You just need to have a standard SLR camera, tripod and a 360-degree panorama software package and of course a good panorama to shoot. Follow these successfully achieving professional results in . Graphic: Quake devastates Japan, sparks nuclear reactor fears National PostDigital Access | Sign in | Register today News TRENDINGJim Flaherty | Colbert | Trevor Linden | MH370 | Ultimate Warrior | Ukraine | Peaches Geldof | Quebec election results | Rob Ford | Letterman | Justin Trudeau | Olivia Chow | Canucks | Tim Hortons | BlackBerry Graphic: Quake devastates Japan, sparks nuclear reactor fears Republish Reprint

The Girl Who Loves to Levitate (14 photos) Natsumi Hayashi is a sweet-looking Japanese girl who, one day, decided to take self-portraits..of herself levitating. She can be spotted in and around Tokyo, equipped with her SLR and her self-timer. When she feels the moment strike, she presses the shutter button down and then, quite literally, "jumps" into place. What I love most about her shots is that they don't feel forced. Natsumi has a way of making us feel as though she naturally levitates throughout life. When I asked her how others react to her jumping around Tokyo, here is a funny story that she shared.

Japan Earthquake fifth largest earthquake since 1900 In this photo released by Nexco East Japan, a worker inspects a caved-in section of the Joban Motorway near Mito, Ibaraki. (Nexco East Japan via Kyodo News/AP) The earthquake that hit the northeast coast of Japan early Friday morning was the fifth largest recorded earthquake since 1900. The United States Geographical Survey has recorded earthquake magnitudes since 1900. It has not yet updated its list of the world's worst earthquakes to reflect the latest one in Japan. As the quake has a magnitude of 8.9, it would make it the fifth largest on the list.

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