Japan Destruction GeoEye Images
Before and After
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant
North of Sendai
This area, which includes Minamisanriku and the Onagawa nuclear plant, was closest to the epicenter of the quake. In Minamisanriku alone, more than 10,000 people are missing.
Sendai's city center, about 7 miles inland, remained largely intact after the quake, but there was massive damage along the coast.