Google street view records tsunami-hit coast from sea

Google crewmembers record the tsunami-hit coastline in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, on June 18, 2014. (Mainichi)
Google crewmembers record the tsunami-hit coastline in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, on June 18, 2014. (Mainichi)

The Japanese arm of Google Inc. is recording the scenery of the tsunami-hit Sanriku coast from the sea as part of its street view project.

The project, dubbed "Street view from the ocean," started on June 18, taking panoramic images of the Sanriku coastline from a small ship with special equipment including 15 lenses aboard.

The first photograph work took place on the Karakuwa Peninsula in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, where a tsunami-destroyed levee remains and an elevation of a fishing port is under way.

The several-month-long project will also cover Minamisanriku, Ishinomaki, Matsushima and Shiogama in Miyagi Prefecture, as well as Taro, Kamaishi, Ofunato and Rikuzentakata in Iwate Prefecture. The images will be released on Google websites in January next year.

June 19, 2014(Mainichi Japan)

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