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 was with Minnesota Public Radio from 1992-2019. 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 several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.