Responding quickly to the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, Google in partnership with satellite operator GeoEye has released aerial imagery taken shortly after the devastating events. Google is providing this information for response organisations to help aid rescue efforts.
Below is a series of before and after shots, click through to see high resolution versions.
Google has published pictures for many more areas, available through:
- A KML file for Google Earth
- Google My Maps
- The map on the Google Crisis Response website, which also includes information for those in need of help
- A Picassa Album of before and after shots.