Google has updated the Street View imagery in the areas of north-eastern Japan affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. More than 44,000 kilometers of the affected region now has new 360-degree panoramic imagery available through the Street View feature in Google Maps.
Onagawa, Oshika District - after the tsunami
The same view - before the tsunami
Google have also released a special website, called Build the Memory, where you can compare the before and after Street View images of the towns affected by these events.
Build the Memory really is a powerful reminder of the effect of this disaster on the homes, businesses and lives of the Japanese people. Let's hope that in a couple of years Google can update the Street View imagery again to show these towns and communities rebuilt and thriving again.
Via: Google LatLong