Images of Tsunami-Hit Eastern Japan on Streetview

The devastation has been visible through Google’s satellite images for some time, but Google has now released Streetview imagery of the Tsunami-hit region of North-eastern Japan. The images were taken in July this year and allow you to take a 360 degree virtual tour of the devastated area.

Although the images were taken some 4 months after the tsunami swept inland killing 20,000 people, the immense scale and horror of the disaster is still clearly evident, with mountains of debris, houses swept from their foundations, and cars upturned in the middle of fields.

Google Streetview of Sendai (Drag the yellow man to an area near the coast to enter Streetview.)

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Tsunami devastation in Sendai, now visible in Streetview. (Copyright Google)
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