Use the slider to compare the landscapes before and after the 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck Japan. Images courtesy Google, DigitalGlobe.


Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex in 2009, and in 2011 after tsunami.

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Yuriage in Natori in 2008, and in 2011 after tsunami.

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A soccer field in Minamisanriku in 2002, and in 2011 after tsunami.

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Minamisanriku in 2002, and in 2011 after tsunami.

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Sendai airport in 2003, and in 2011 after tsunami.

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Terashima in Iwanuma in 2003, and in 2011 after tsunami.

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A village south of Fukushima Daiichi power plant in 2004, and in 2011 after tsunami.

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Kesennuma in 2002, and in 2011 after tsunami.

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Arahama in Sendai in 2008, and in 2011 after tsunami.

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Fujitsuka in Sendai in 2008, and in 2011 after tsunami.

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Yuriage in Natori in 2008, and in 2011 after tsunami.

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