Panorama of quake damage in Rikuzen-Takada, Iwate, Japan


7 Responses to “Panorama of quake damage in Rikuzen-Takada, Iwate, Japan”

  1. itsgene says:


    Is this actually damage strictly from the earthquake itself, or tsunami damage?

    • Bodhipaksa says:

      It looks like Tsunami damage. It looks like debris has been washed around, and not just like a bunch of buildings have collapsed. And the earth looks scoured, right up to the base of the hills.

  2. ohioan says:

    There just are no words for this kind of devastation. My heart goes out to you, Japan.

  3. Anonymous says:

    No brick buildings.

  4. Bodhipaksa says:

    That’s horrifying.

    Also, though, kudos for the use of “flinders.”

  5. Anonymous says:

    Where do you start? Just start plowing it into a big pile then burn it? Only thing comparable is Hiroshima or Tokyo after the firebombings but even those didn’t have the masses of debris left over. Even Cologne and Dresden had brick structures still standing.

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