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Panorama Photos of Japan’s Post-earthquake Zones Now in Google Earth

Google Earth has now added panorama photos of post-earthquake zones in Japan. These photos come from 360cities and can be found in the “Photos” layer in Earth, along with other 360cities and Panoramio photos.

“In March 2011, photographer, Akila Ninomiya took his camera and bravely ventured into the heart of post-earthquake zones in Iwate Prefecture, Japan. He documented earthquake and tsunami damages in cities including Rikuzen-Takada, Kamaishi, Osawa, Miyako, Settai, and Omoto.

Mr Ninomiya didn’t just take pictures. He took 360 degree panoramas, which give unique perspectives to the extent and severity of this unprecedented natural disaster,” Google informs.

To see his collection in Earth, make sure you’ve the “Photos” layer turned on. Then fly to any of the cities mentioned above, eg. Ofunato, Japan. You’ll see a number of orange colored photo placemarks. Click on one of them and you’ll see a picture like the one below:

To see the 360 degree view, click on the center picture in the balloon and it’ll take you into the panoramas. If you wish to view the post earthquake panoramas only, download this KML collection and open it in Earth.

[Source: Lat Long blog]

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