Interactive: Japan before and after
We’ve all seen pictures on television and online of the devastating effects of Japan’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami. The New York Times has an interactive way of viewing the destruction that makes it clear – if it wasn’t already – how suddenly life can change. In an instant trees, homes and buildings that have stood for decades, if not longer, are gone.
The technology comes from a GeoEye, a company that specializes in satellite images. Here’s a screen grab of one of the images over Sendai. For the full effect, click here, and slide the center bar to the left or right.