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Posted on Mar 14, 2011

These images aren’t about disaster porn—they are taken from too far a remove, first of all—but rather, they show the scope of the devastation from last week’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan in stunning before-and-after contrast. —KA

Click here to see the satellite photos via The New York Times.


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By gerard, March 17, 2011 at 12:28 am Link to this comment

What doesn’t show in the pictures is the continuous awful weather—cold, chill
wind, freezing rain and snow. As if the disaster wasn’t bad enough!  One of my
friends from an unharmed area phoned tonight to tell me that the biggest problem
with rescues is that supplies and food coming in via air and ship are hard to deliver
to places where they are needed because of roads being either torn up, littered
with trash or made difficult by bad weather.

People here whose main concern is whether the wind will blow radiation onto the
West Coast ought to have their heads (and hearts) examined!

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By samosamo, March 15, 2011 at 12:54 am Link to this comment


The quick, tsunamis, and the slow, reactors. Playing with nature
has its ups and downs. These before and aft pics are stunning
for effect. I remember seeing the satellite pics of 2004 India
ocean tsunami which were just as stunning.

I can feel the crooks responsible for the economic terrorist
attack on the ‘global market’ digging safe havens for the money
they stole so they can remind everybody that they don’t owe shit
to nobody for nothing and for everyone else to get their own
money. Meaning don’t look for help from them, they have
vacations and sports events and concerts to fly to.

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