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 where he was vice president of programming for Berkshire Broadcasting Company. Previously, he was an editor at the RKO Radio network in New York, and WHDH Radio in Boston. He is the founder of the MPR News’ website.