Johannesburg: Google has posted new explorable images from the Japanese coast devastated by an enormous tsunami. The pictures posted on Google`s Street View will allow web users to see how the disaster changed the area. The images include pictures of towns and villages near the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant where radiation levels are still too high for people to return.
According to news24, users can explore the region as it looked before the disaster and can even compare it with how it looked in the immediate aftermath and how it looks now, the report said. Google is offering views of the streets of 12 towns and villages in Fukushima prefecture, including Futaba and Okuma, where the crippled plant is located.
A Google spokesperson in Japan said that the newly updated street views were taken between April and August this year. The images are part of a project named `Memories for the Future`, which also comprises photos and movies uploaded by the general public, the report added.