It has been almost one year since a massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck Japan, unleashing a terrifying tsunami. The wall of water caused widespread destruction, left almost 22,000 people dead or missing and triggered a nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Here, examine interactive imagery of the destruction at the time of the disaster and how those areas look now.
- This imagery follows on from before and after sliders published in the aftermath of the tsunami, and side-by-side street-view panoramas published late last year.
Japan quake one year on