Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center
All site locations, Japan
Pre-tsunami Japan: 2010
Sendai Coastal Plain, Miyagi Prefecture
The map below shows the location of the M9 March 11, 2011 earthquake near the east coast of Honshu, Japan (the yellow flag, or eastern-most flag shown on map) and its proximity to Arahama Beach on the Sendai Coastal Plain (the red flag, or western-most flag shown on map), Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.
Below left, vertical aerial photograph of Arahama Beach, Sendai, Japan showing coastal protection structures and township in October 2006 [Larger version]. Below right, vertical aerial photograph of Arahama Beach, Sendai, Japan showing extensive damage to structures on the coastal plain. The detached breakwater and coastal seawall are still visible, and they appear to have not undergone significant damage although the tsunami overtopped both structures. Photograph taken on March 12, 2011 after the recent tsunami. [Larger local version]. (See below for more information; online full-resolution version of this photo: http://cyberjapandata.gsi.go.jp/h23taiheiyo-ok/photo/sendai/thumb/C02/CTO-2010-4-C02_0123.jpg)
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