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Pre-tsunami Japan: 2010

Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture

Photo from Minamisanriku in 2010.
Photo from Minamisanriku in 2010.
A traditional Moai statue from Chile (Easter Island/Rapa Nui) was donated to the people of Minamisanriku at the 30 year anniversary of the 1960 Chile tsunami which caused hundreds of deaths in the township. [For larger version, click each photo]
Photo from Minamisanriku in 2010.
Automatic tide gates were installed around the city to control the flow of water during inundation events. [Larger version]
Photo from Minamisanriku in 2010.
Sign at the automatic tide gate. [Larger version]
Photo from Minamisanriku in 2010.
Aquaculture is an important industry in the waters off Minamisanriku. [Larger version]
Photo from Minamisanriku in 2010.
Much of the township is low-lying on a fluvial plain protected by canals. [Larger version]
Photo from Minamisanriku in 2010.
Vertical evacuation in the event of a tsunami is achieved through structures designed to withstand earthquake shaking. [Larger version]
Zoomed-in photo of Minamisanriku.
The sites shown in the photos on this page appear to have been heavily damaged by the March 11 tsunami. [Larger version]
Photo courtesy of Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI).


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