Street View: regions of Japan affected by the tsunami
December 13th, 2011 - 09:10 am ET by J. G.
Google has put pictures online of areas in Japan affected by the earthquake in March 2011. These can be viewed via Google Maps Street View.
Covering 44 000 kilometres, Google has now completed the latest picture updates of North-East Japan for their Street View service, with these areas being affected by the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. These pictures have been published to help demonstrate the magnitude of damage that Japan has been affected by.
The photos can be viewed on a dedicated website called Build the Memory. This site has the aim of providing before and after pictures of the affected zone.
To the bottom right of the pictures, you will see the month and year that the photo was taken. The photos from before the disaster were taken in July 2008, while after are from July 2011.
It should be noted that there are no photos of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. This is for security reasons, with Google’s vehicles staying away for the driver’s safety.