Before/After Photos of Saito Village

16 Mar

It’s hard to believe there was ever a village here at all.

The tsunami that devastated Japan’s coast rolled in through a tree-lined ocean cove and obliterated nearly everything in its path in this village of about 250 people and 70 or so houses.

Now, three days later, Saito is a moonscape of death and debris, a hellish glimpse into the phenomenal destruction caused by the killer wave that followed Japan’s most powerful earthquake on record and one of the five strongest on Earth in the past 110 years.

Released Google Satellite photos show the extent of damage after a magnitude-8.9 earthquake and ferocious tsunami slammed into Japan’s eastern shore Friday.

See the before/after satellite images to see extent of devastation…


Posted by on 03/16/2011 in Global News


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3 responses to “Before/After Photos of Saito Village

  1. Mama Mia

    03/16/2011 at 7:18 pm

    This is very hard for me to look at. I can’t imagine what they are going through. Let’s all pray for the people of Japan.

  2. WollaWich

    03/16/2011 at 7:58 pm

    Japan was all prepared for this kind of disaster, and yet this was what happened. I fear for America where everyone whines about anything you can imagine..

  3. Jo

    03/18/2011 at 3:42 am

    It’s so sad. I couldn’t imagine how the people of Japan are going through.


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