Before and after the Japanese tsunami (photos)
Yuriagi in Natori
Google supplied new satellite imagery from GeoEye and Digital Globe shortly after Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami. This comparison shows Yuriagi in Natori before (top) and after (bottom).
In this slideshow, the "before" and "after" images have been placed on top of one another for comparison.
The Arahama area of Sendai, a flat area, was swamped by the tsunami. Farmland was inundated and houses demolished.
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station is experiencing major cooling problems after the tsunami wiped out primary and backup power to run the cooling systems.
Another scene of devastation in Sendai.
Kamaishi after the tsunami
Kamaishi was strewn with debris after the tsunami swept through.
Low-lying agricultural land in Minamisoma, southwest of the quake's epicenter, was flooded.
Ishinomaki's industrial area is shown here after the tsunami, with a harbor filled with debris.
Another before-and-after look at Sendai province, perhaps the hardest-hit area in Japan.
Obliterated houses near Tagajo
These houses south of Tagajo were obliterated by the tsunami.