Google Earth Satellite Images Capture Japan Quake Damage

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Japan’s Friday earthquake estimated death toll is in the thousands; and while the story can be told in words, nothing can describe the videos and photos that have followed. ABC News in Australia has pooled together some interactive Google Earth aerial satellite images surveying the before and after photos of the chaos on the ground.

Japan is one of the most high-tech and efficient countries on the map, and arguably the most advanced, so it’s no surprise that so much high-tech footage of the natural disasters have popped up on the web. After all, where’d you find cell phones documenting an oncoming tsunami?

(via ABC News)

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