Monday, March 14, 2011

The Calm


Just a quick update on the recent earthquake in Japan. While I mentioned in my previous post that I wouldn't be posting pictures of what happened, I happened across this New York Times post with a before and after comparison of some of the affected areas. The images are just amazing and I felt compelled to share them with you.

The pictures were taken with GeoEye and show a very bleak after landscape in contrast to the cheery before shots. Hopefully, we will see a similar comparison a year from now that replaces the dull grays with the hopeful blues and greens of the previous pictures.


Check out my original post which has links to other blogs with relevant help information.

53 comments:

Found on the Internet Today said...

Unbelieveable shots.

Venus said...

oh really impressive.

Raw said...

Those are great shots.
With all the pictures and video coming out now, people are starting to see just how devastating it really was.

Assange No.1 Fan said...

Wow.. the buildings got washed out.

mac-and-me said...

thats so sad

obi said...

yeah terrible stuff

Matt Neumann said...

Moving shots. If it is rebuilt, I hope they take in to consideration the vulnerability of the location..

Alexander said...

omg...the only good thing I can think of is that it'll rebuilt better but at what cost?

Jaccstev said...

It's really beyond my imagination...How horrible it is! I am sorry for all the innocent people who have lost their lives of loved ones.

Banacek said...

I hope the worst is behind them...

TheHarvester said...

oh god this looks so horrible. if they are not going to be able to control their nuclearplants this will even get worse

Chris said...

Saddening..

Motivationalized said...

It was a tragedy, I hope people can rebuild their lives.

Choms1337 said...

OMG !!

liam said...

geez that is insane

Malkavian said...

Damn,i stared at those pictures and was shocked at the power of nature. Great pictures nice find

Glovey said...

Jeez! shots are incredible! thanks for sharing!

skinned sheep said...

holy crap i live a block away to the pacific ocean....

Meghan Moran said...

Incredibly disturbing shots.

XXII said...

ugh, such devastation.

Devon Davidson said...

This is Japan, the cohesion and unity of these people is ridiculous. The damage will be repaired in no time.

Hopefully.

G said...

sad times... whole towns just washed away. It's hard to comprehend

thenitefalls said...

Looking at these photos make me feel the pain of Japan :(.

Steven said...

Its amazing how much power water has

ankmanpro said...

It's incredibly vivid... Shocking.

Nina said...

this is a complete disaster for them.. i feel bad for japan.

Shutterbug said...

It's so sad. Japan is so beautiful and most of it is destroyed... :(

Sam said...

Very sad :(

Grafted said...

Those pictures are crazy, my heart goes out to Japan

MikeJoeMuse said...

Daaaaamn. That's really mind blowing... so much damage that prayers can't help!

Shelby Fox said...

Saw this in the NY Times. Insane how much destruction water can cause.

tearinox said...

it is like night and day

Major.Mack said...

Madness

The Game Store Guy said...

Oh my...god

duffboi said...

Big difference in those shots. I can't believe it was that devastating. Hope they can reclaim areas like that and build again.

baxxman said...

It is soo terrible. Just terrible

Random Fan said...

That's more than just a little freaky.

Every Day said...

wow, this reminded me of acheh, everything is gone!

Lhosreiff said...

Oh man...everythings gone. Shit really sux.

rinns said...

This story makes me very upset. I was crying reading about it at one point. :(

Tasos said...

...my god.... everything got perished! (btw I fixed the image in my blog, if you want to still check it out)

SKINNYBOX said...

so sad. This is going to cost sooo much to rebuild. hope nothing like this happens again any time soon :/

Erika said...

The effects look so devastating when seen from this angle.... =|

Followed.

LOB said...

Incredible pictures. Thoughts are with Japan!

Outofnames47 said...

Omg, that is insane!

schultzz said...

im shocked of the destruction caused by the wave in japan.

Garth said...

the devastation to the landscape is saddening

Sesam Burger said...

This makes me so sad. But Japanese people are the hardest working people in the world and this might just make then even stronger, who knows. You gotta look on the bright side on everything.
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-M said...

This reminds me of the endings of zombie movies...like the ending of the Crazies...just empty..

Dale said...

So sad to see the before photo and then the wiped out one.

Leanora's Blog said...

Pictures like these really make it seem even more real. Just to see that much devastation is heartbreaking

Sam A Lot said...

Those are really impressive. The whole place looks like it has been "shaved" you can only imagine the power of the wave that hit them

Necroticism said...

Looks so beautiful before, even like a painting.

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