DigitalGlobe, the satellite photography company, has provided about a dozen images on Flickr showing the devastation in Japan. This image shows the effect of the tsunami on Minamisoma. The water traveled 1.5 miles.
Find more images here.
The New York Times also has some before/after satellite photos.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.