Google wanted to help survivors of the Japanese earthquake share their photographs and videos. So, they created a website, “Mirai e no kioku”, which means “Memories for the Future”. That’s not all, Google also captured thousands of miles of Street View imagery of the affected areas. Continue reading to see more.

Early estimates placed insured losses from the earthquake alone at US$14.5 to $34.6 billion. The Bank of Japan offered Y15 trillion (US$183 billion) to the banking system on 14 March in an effort to normalize market conditions. The World Bank’s estimated economic cost was US$235 billion, making it the costliest natural disaster in world history.

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