Satellite Photos of Japan, Before and After the Quake and Tsunami

Japan Before and After Tsunami 415x406I came across these satellite photos from NYTimes.com featuring an interactive slider of Japan Before and After Tsunami. The slider images before (September, November 2010) and after (March 12th) feature areas in Japan like Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant which is Japan’s largest ongoing threat is at this nuclear power plant. There have been explosions at four of its six reactors and all four have released some radioactive materials. Other before and after pictures include areas like North of Sendai, which includes Minamisanriku and the Onagawa nuclear plant which was the closest to the epicenter of the quake. In Minamisanriku alone, more than 10,000 people are still missing. More areas like Iwaki area, where whole neighborhoods were in ruin and cars and debris were piled high around.

These images are shocking, and my mind cannot process anything like this. Back in the 2003 Tsunami in Thailand, there was only one video which everyone has seen over and over again.. Today, in 2011 when almost everyone has a camera-phone there is such a different impact and it’s scary.

You can see the before and after tsunami pictures from Japan right here. Make sure you move the slider, and can actually see the impact.

To learn how you can help Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami head over right now to American Red Cross website, http://american.redcross.org/ and donate your gift to the American Red cross which will support their disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific.

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