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Pre-tsunami Japan: 2010

Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture

Ofunato Bay is another north-south trending embayment and natural harbor at the southern end of Iwate Prefecture. Photographs here show a seaside facility near the entrance to Ofunato Bay. The post-tsunami aerial image, taken 12 March 2011, shows extensive damage to the harbor facilities shown in the photos (aerial photo courtesy of Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI)).

Photo of Ofunato Bay in 2010. Photo taken in Ofunato in 2010.
Aerial photo of Ofunato, courtesy of GSI.


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