東北地方太平洋沖地震 (宮城三陸沖M8.4->8.8->9.0地震,8.9USGS) 捜索救助活動 2011/03/11 part 6-4

A 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit the northeast coast of Japan on Friday, March 11, 2011. The two natural disasters have likely killed well more than 10,000 people and has left hundreds of thousands homeless. Adding to the tragedy, the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant suffered extreme damage and has put the country of Japan on high alert for a potential nuclear catastrophe.(Chicago Tribune)

N.Y. Times Lens(遺体写真あり、注意!!,Graphic photos)

N.Y. Times 日本関係(遺体写真あり、注意!!,Graphic photos)

March 15, 2011, 8:57 pm

Returning to a Nightmare in Japan(遺体写真あり、注意!!,Graphic photos)

By SHIHO FUKADA and KERRI MACDONALD
Returning to a Nightmare in JapanShiho Fukada returned to her homeland to photograph the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. She describes the difficult journey northward.

Tsunami: Before and after images

The coastal town of Rikuzentakata, with a population of 23,000, was almost completely destroyed by the tsunami. Waves reached as high as the third floor of the city hall. It is not clear how many people survived. Use the slider to see satellite images of the town before and after the tsunami hit.

Japan Earthquake: before and after (Part 1)

Japan Earthquake: before and after (Part 2)

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After
Before

福島原発事故、捜索阻む 遺体多数が未発見か

(03/24 08:53、03/24 13:09 更新)

まだ水の残る津波被災地で、ボートを使い行方不明者の捜索をする自衛隊員=24日午前、宮城県石巻市まだ水の残る津波被災地で、ボートを使い行方不明者の捜索をする自衛隊員=24日午前、宮城県石巻市

福島第1原発から30キロ圏内が避難指示や屋内退避の対象となったため、福島県内の被災地の捜索活動が難航してい る。東日本大震災で24日までに判明した福島県内の死者数は、同様に大きな津波被害があった宮城、岩手両県よりは少なく、全体の8%ほどだが、自衛隊関係 者は「実際は多くの遺体が未発見のまま放置されている可能性がある」と指摘。不明者の家族も焦りを募らせている。

自衛隊関係者によると、地震発生後、他県と同様に福島にも部隊が向かったが、原発事故が判明し、政府から一定区域の避難指示が出ると住民の避難支援の活動が中心に。20キロ圏内の病院などから寝たきりの患者ら計128人を救助するなど対応に追われたという。

自衛隊関係者は「どうしても行方不明者の捜索が後回しになり、さらに立ち入り禁止区域も拡大していった」と、当時の状況を説明。別の関係者も「防護服での捜索は動きにくく、指示圏内に多くの人員投入は不可能」と指摘している。

一部地域が屋内退避区域となっている福島県いわき市の新聞販売店従業員伊藤由喜雄さん(55)は「津波被害に遭った親類夫婦と連絡が取れない。捜索が進んでいないと聞いており、歯がゆい思い。自分で捜しに行きたいくらいだ」と話す。

警察庁によると、24日正午現在で死者9700人、行方不明者1万6501人の計2万6201人となっている。

被害の大きい東北3県の死者は宮城5889人、岩手2939人、福島814人。行方不明者は宮城6675人、岩手4947人、福島4875人となっている。

この3県では約9260体の検視が終わり、約6140体の身元を確認、うち約5700体が遺族に引き渡された。

また茨城県南部で24日午前、震度5弱の地震があった。

People look at posters about missing people in Miyagi prefecture (23 March 2011)
Police believe the final death toll from the earthquake and tsunami may be more than 18,000
Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (23 March 2011)
All six reactors at Fukushima Daiichi had their external power supplies restored on Tuesday

Women evacuated

(REUTERS/KYODO Kyodo)

Women wait on the street after evacuating a building following an earthquake in Tokyo March 11, 2011.

Japan tsunami

A tsunami carries buildings (bottom) across water in Sendai in this still image taken from video footage March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a 13-ft tsunami along parts of the country’s coastline, NHK television and witnesses reported. REUTERS/NHK via Reuters TV

Damage in Tokyo

(Yomiuri / March 11, 2011)

Broken windows of a building are seen after an earthquake in Tokyo. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a 33-foot tsunami along parts of the country’s coastline.

Refinery fire

(NHK / March 11, 2011)

A screen grab taken from news footage by Japanese public broadcaster NHK shows the refinery plant on fire in Ishihara in Chiba prefecture.

8.9 earthquake

(Vincent Kessler, Reuters / March 11, 2011)

A technician at the French National Seism Survey Institute (RENASS), points at a graph in Strasbourg, registered today during a major earthquake that hit Japan. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a 13-foot tsunami along parts of the country’s coastline.

Tsunami wave

(NOAA / March 11, 2011)

A graphic provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows estimated tsunami travel times following a massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan. The quake unleashed a monster 10-meter high tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns in Japan.

Sendai Airport

(Kyodo News / March 11, 2011)

A fire burns at a passenger terminal at Sendai Airport after the airport was swamped by a tsunami in northeastern Japan. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a 33 foot tsunami along parts of the country’s coastline.

Getting out of danger

(NKH / March 11, 2011)

A screen grab taken from news footage by Japanese public broadcaster NHK shows people standing on the roof of the flooded airport and its tower control in Sendai. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.

Quake damage

(Kyodo News / March 11, 2011)

A truck is stuck on a road crack after a powerful earthquake in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-meter tsunami along parts of the country’s coastline. A tsunami warning has been issued for the entire Pacific basin except for the mainland United States and Canada following a huge earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Sendai Airport

(Kyodo News / March 11, 2011)

An aerial view of a tsunami swamped Sendai Airport in northeastern Japan. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country’s coastline. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. A tsunami warning has been issued for the entire Pacific basin except for the mainland United States and Canada following a huge earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Tsunami wave

(JiJi Press / March 11, 2011)

An aerial shot shows vehicles ready for shipping being carried by a tsunami tidal wave at Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki prefecture. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.

Rescue work

(Yomiuri / March 11, 2011)

Rescue workers attend to injured people in Tokyo after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan.

Landslide

(Kyodo News / March 11, 2011)

A road is blocked by a landslide near Iwaki City in northeastern Japan.

Tsunami flooding

(Kyodo News / March 11, 2011)

Streets are flooded after an earthquake in Oarai City in Ibaragi prefecture, northeastern Japan.

Tsunami flooding

(NHK / March 11, 2011)

A screen grab taken from news footage by Japanese Government broadcaster NHK shows cars on a flooded street following an earthquake-triggered tsusami in Miyagi prefecture.

Tsunami flooding

(NHK / March 11, 2011)

A screen grab taken from news footage by Japanese Government broadcaster NHK shows cars on a flooded street following an earthquake-triggered tsunamii in Miyagi prefecture.

Tsunami wave

(Reuters TV / March 11, 2011)

Boats are swept by the tsunami in Hachinohe, Aomori prefecture, in this still image taken from video.

Collapsed roads

(Darren Gubbins, AFP/Getty Images / March 11, 2011)

Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed road at a carpark in Yabuki, in southern Fukushima prefecture after an earthquake rocked Japan.

Flattened

(Kyodo News / March 11, 2011)

A building swept by a tsunami is flattened in Ibaragi prefecture, northeastern Japan.

Natori City

(Kyodo News / March 11, 2011)

Houses are swept by a tsunami in Natori City in northeastern Japan after a massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan.

Traffic chaos

(Toru Hanai, Reuters / March 11, 2011)

Traffic is in chaos as people are forced to walk home between gridlocked vehicles in central Tokyo after an earthquake.

Tokyo evacuation

(Kyodo News / March 11, 2011)

People evacuate along train tracks following an earthquake in Tokyo.

Tokyo evacuation

(Kyodo News / March 11, 2011)

People evacuate along train tracks following an earthquake in Tokyo.

Natori City

(Kyodo News / March 11, 2011)

Houses are swept away by water following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City in northeastern Japan.

Gas fire

(Kyodo News / March 11, 2011)

Natural gas storage tanks burn at a facility in Chiba prefecture, near Tokyo, Japan.

Natori City

(Yomiuri / March 11, 2011)

Houses swept out to sea burn following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City in northeastern Japan. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan since records began 140 years ago struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-meter tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire.

Swept away

(Kyodo News / March 11, 2011)

Houses swept by a tsunami smoulder near Sendai Airport in Japan. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a 33-foot tsunami along parts of the country’s coastline.

Stranded in Tokyo

(Kim Kyung-Hoon, Reuters / March 11, 2011)

Stranded people take a rest at a hotel lobby after subway and train were suspended after an earthquake in Tokyo.

Tsunami damage

(Kyodo News / March 11, 2011)

Buildings are damaged by a tsunami following an earthquake in Iwaki City, northeastern Japan.

Onahama port

(JiJi Press / March 11, 2011)

Fishing boats and vehicles are carried by a tsunami wave at Onahama port in Iwaki city, in Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan.

Tsunami wave

(Kyodo News / March 11, 2011)

Sendai Airport is swept by a tsunami after an earthquake, in northeastern Japan.

Tsunami wave

(Kyodo News / March 11, 2011)

A massive tsunami hits the coastal areas of Iwanuma, Miyagi prefecture, northeastern Japan.

8.9 earthquake damage

(Fukushima Minpo, AFP/Getty Images / March 11, 2011)

Residents check the damage done in Sukagawa city, Fukushima prefecture, in northern Japan.

Sendai Airport

(Kyodo News / March 11, 2011)

Sendai Airport is flooded during a tsunami following an earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan.

Powerful wave

(Yomiuri / March 11, 2011)

Boats are swept by a wave after a tsunami and earthquake hit the city of Asahikawa.

Approaching waves

(Yomiuri / March 11, 2011)

Hirono Power Station is seen as a tsunami wave approaches after an earthquake in Hirono Town, Fukushima prefecture.

City under siege

(Yomiuri / March 11, 2011)

The city of Kesennuma is under water after a tsunami and earthquake struck the Miyagi prefecture.

Port of Iwaki

(Kyodo News / March 11, 2011)

Fires burn in the port area of Iwaki City, Fukushima prefecture following an earthquake in northeastern Japan.

Fires in Yamada

(Yomiuri / March 11, 2011)

Buildings burn following an earthquake in Yamada, Iwate prefecture, northeastern Japan.

Rescue

(Yomiuri / March 11, 2011)

A member of the Japan Self-Defense Forces carries a man in Natori city, in Miyagi prefecture.

Chicago area prayers for victims

(Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune / March 11, 2011)

Pastor Yugo Kobari (center) leads members of his Chicago Japanese Mission Church in prayers in Palatine for family and friends affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Burning factory

(Kyodo News / March 12, 2011)

Smoke rises from a burning factory following an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northeastern Japan.

Awaiting rescue

(Kyodo News / March 12, 2011)

People wait for rescue following an earthquake and tsunami in Miyagi prefecture, northeastern Japan.

Vehicles swept up by wave

(Kyodo News / March 12, 2011)

A large number of cars swept by a tsunami following an earthquake are seen in Sendai, northeastern Japan. Japan confronted devastation along its northeastern coast, with fires raging and parts of some cities under water after a massive earthquake and tsunami killed at least 1,000 people.

Flooded

(Kyodo News / March 12, 2011)

Residential homes damaged by an earthquake and tsunami are seen in Sendai, northeastern Japan.

Clogged with debris

(Yomiuri / March 12, 2011)

People make their way through a street clogged with debris in Sendai city, Miyagi prefecture. Japan confronted devastation along its northeastern coast, with fires raging and parts of some cities under water after a massive earthquake and tsunami that likely killed at least 1,000 people.

Natural gas fire

(Kyodo News / March 12, 2011)

A natural gas facility burns following an earthquake and tsunami in Miyagi prefecture, northeastern Japan.

Rooftop rescue

(Kyodo News / March 12, 2011)

People are rescued by helicopter from a rooftop following an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northeastern Japan. Japan confronted devastation along its northeastern coast, with fires raging and parts of some cities under water after a massive earthquake and tsunami that likely killed at least 1,000 people.

Air rescue

(Kyodo News / March 12, 2011)

An elderly person is rescued by helicopter from the roof of an elementary school after an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northeastern Japan.

Debris at Sendai Airport

(Kyodo News / March 12, 2011)

Cars and debris pushed onto a runway after a tsunami and earthquake are seen at Sendai Airport in northeastern Japan.

Gym used as shelter

(Koichi Kamoshida, Bloomberg / March 12, 2011)

Earthquake evacuees stay at an evacuation center set in a gym at a school in Oarai town, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan. Japan awoke to images of submerged homes, grounded boats and burning debris scattered across its northern coastline after the nation’s strongest earthquake on record triggered a tsunami that killed hundreds.

Lining up for water

(Kyodo News / March 12, 2011)

People line up for drinking water at a park in Koriyama City, Fukushima prefecture, in northeastern Japan.

Making do

(Kyodo News / March 12, 2011)

People use a floating container to escape the floodwaters in Kesennuma City, Miyagi prefecture after the tsunami and earthquake.

Earthquake aftermath

(Kyodo News / March 12, 2011)

A man rides through a debris-strewn street in Miyako, Iwate prefecture in northeastern Japan.

Fire damage

(Kyodo News / March 12, 2011)

Smoke billows from fire-gutted vessels in waters off Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture in northeastern Japan.

Getting out

(JiJi Press / March 12, 2011)

A man carries a dog as he evacuates along on a street in Kesennuma city, Miyagi prefecture. More than 1,000 people were feared dead and authorities warned a meltdown may be under way at a nuclear plant after a monster tsunami devastated a swathe of northeast Japan.

Call for help

(Yomiuri / March 12, 2011)

People wait to be rescued atop a building in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture after the earthquake.

Massive damage

(Yomiuri / March 12, 2011)

Cars and homes swept up by a tsunami are strewn about a street in Kesennuma City, Miyagi prefecture, a day after a massive earthquake hit Japan.

City of Sendai

(Jo Yong-Hak, Reuters / March 12, 2011)

Smoke rises the city of Sendai, the day after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit northeastern Japan.

The day after

(Kyodo News / March 12, 2011)

People make their way through the debris from destroyed homes in Sendai the day after the earthquake and tsunami hit the city.

Widespread damage

(AFP/Getty Images, Kazuhiro Nogi / March 12, 2011)

A family looks at the widespread damage following a tsunami in the aftermath of a massive 8.9 earthquake in Minamisoma, Fukushima prefecture.

Tsunami aftermath

(AFP/Getty Images, Kazuhiro Nogi / March 12, 2011)

Pedestrians stand next to collapsed houses after being hit by a tsunami in Minamisoma, Fukushima prefecture.

Evacuations

(JiJi Press / March 12, 2011)

People evacuate with small boats down a road flooded by the tsunami waves in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture.

Evacuations

(Kyodo News / March 12, 2011)

People are evacuated from an emergency shelter at an elementary school in Sendai in northeastern Japan.

Evacuations

(JiJi Press / March 12, 2011)

A soldier carries an elderly woman on his back as people are evacuated to a shelter at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture. More than 1,000 people were feared dead and authorities warned a meltdown may be under way at a nuclear plant after a monster tsunami devastated a swathe of northeast Japan.

Getting out

(Kyodo News / March 12, 2011)

A woman carries her belongings away from her tsunami-stricken home in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture in northeastern Japan.

Makeshift morgue

(Kyodo News / March 12, 2011)

Police move bodies to a makeshift morgue set up in a gymnasium in Natori City, Miyagi prefecture in northeastern Japan.

Search for victims

(Kyodo News / March 12, 2011)

Japan’s Self-Defense Force troops walk atop a wall to get around a car tossed by a tsunami and earthquake in Kesennuma City, Miyagi.

Massive destruction

(Yomiuri / March 12, 2011)

A man confronts the devastation in Minami Souma City, Fukushima prefecture caused by the massive earthquake off Japan’s northeastern coast.

In need of supplies

(Philippe Lopez, Getty Images / March 12, 2011)

People queue for supplies outside a shop in Fukushima following the massive earthquake and tsunami. An explosion at a reactor of the Fukushima nuclear plant triggered fears of a meltdown after a massive earthquake and tsunami left more than 1,000 dead and at least 10,000 unaccounted for. The panic has caused shortages of food and fuel in many parts of eastern Japan.

Left by the Tsunami

(Kyodo News / March 13, 2011)

A person walks past an overturned squid-fishing boat tossed onto land by a tsunami in Hachinohe City, Aomori prefecture, in northern Japan after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the area.

Flooded airport rescue

(Yomiuri Shimbun / March 12, 2011)

People evacuate from the flooded airport terminal building of Sendai airport with rubber boats at Natori city in Miyagi prefecture. More than 1,000 people were feared dead and authorities warned a meltdown may be under way at a nuclear plant after a monster tsunami devastated a swathe of northeast Japan.

Family

(Kyodo News / March 13, 2011)

A family walks past buildings destroyed by a tsunami in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture, in northern Japan after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck the area.

Rikuzentaka City Hall

(Jiji Press / March 13, 2011)

The devastated City Hall building of Rikuzentaka city is seen amid debris in Natory City on Sunday. Japan battled a feared meltdown of two reactors at a quake-hit nuclear plant, as the full horror of the disaster emerged on the ravaged northeast coast where more than 10,000 were feared dead.

Returning home

(Brian van der Brug, Los Angeles Times / March 13, 2011)

A family looks over what is left of their destroyed home in the Natori neighborhood hit hard by the tsunami near Sendai in aftermath of Japan earthquake Sunday.

Recovery

(Carolyn Cole, Los Angeles Times / March 13, 2011)

Government workers uncover the bodies of two people who died, and whose bodies were recovered on Sunday in Natori, a neighborhood of Sendai.

Seeking shelter

(Carolyn Cole, Los Angeles Times / March 13, 2011)

Evacuees from the Sendai area stay at a school where there is very little food available.

Destroyed homes

(Carolyn Cole, Los Angeles Times / March 13, 2011)

Natori, a neighborhood of Sendai, was completely destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami that followed. A man wanders through the debris.

Destruction in Natori

(Carolyn Cole, Los Angeles Times / March 13, 2011)

A man rides his bike through the destroyed Natori, a neighborhood of Sendai, that was hit hard by the tsunami in the aftermath of an 8.9 earthquake. Fires continue to burn in the neighborhood as civil servants are finally able to enter the area to search for victims.

Looking for signs of life

(Carolyn Cole, Los Angeles Times / March 13, 2011)

The Japanese army is working in the area of the destruction searching for bodies in Natori, which was completely destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami that followed.

Running for their lives

(Carolyn Cole, Los Angeles Times / March 13, 2011)

Mari Kano, 33, holds her young son’s hand as she and her two children flee their home in Fukushima, South of Sendai . “I’m very worried for my children. We are running away now to stay with my parents,” Kano said. In the town of Fukushima, there is an ongoing nuclear threat after the 8.9 earthquake damaged the nearby reactor.

In ruins

(Carolyn Cole, Los Angeles Times / March 13, 2011)

Fires burn in the neighborhood of Natori, Sendai as civil servants are finally able to enter the area to look for the dead.

Keeping warm

(Carolyn Cole, Los Angeles Times / March 13, 2011)

Men stand guard at an evacuation center where several hundred people from the Sendai area are staying after their homes were destroyed. The night time temperatures have been in the 30’s, so they burn cardboard to keep warm.

Looking for signs of life

(Carolyn Cole, Los Angeles Times / March 13, 2011)

Fires burn in the neighborhood of Natori, Sendai as civil servants are finally able to enter the area to look for the dead.

Newborn

(Kyodo News / March 14, 2011)

Hiroko Dobashi, who went into labour on the day of the earthquake and tsunami, holds her baby girl who was born the following day at a public hospital in Kamaishi City, Miyagi prefecture in northern Japan. The baby has not been named yet.

On land

(Toru Hanai, Reuters / March 14, 2011)

People search a boat sitting in the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan.

Carrying their belongings

(Kiyoshi Ota, Getty / March 14, 2011)

Residents of Sendai carry their belongings through an area damaged by tsunami.

Cleanup measures

(Aly Song, Reuters / March 14, 2011)

An emergency worker throws disinfectant powder in an area affected by an earthquake and tsunami in Miyako.

Waiting

(Brian van der Brug, Los Angeles Times / March 14, 2011)

A man waits while firefighters pry open his car to look for m
Japan Self-Defense Forces officers search for victims around a ship swept ashore in Higashimatsushima City, Miyagi prefecture.

High and dry

(Kyodo News / March 14, 2011)

Japan Self-Defense Forces officers search for victims around a ship swept ashore in Higashimatsushima City, Miyagi prefecture.

Pushing his bike

(Damir Sagolj, Reuters / March 14, 2011)

A man pushes his bicycle through the remains of the devastated town of Otsuchi.

Dwarfed by the damage

(Kyodo News / March 14, 2011)

Rescue workers search for victims in Tamura village, Iwate prefecture.

Climbing out

(Adrees Latif , Reuters / March 14, 2011)

A family climbs over debris while evacuating from Minamisanriku town days after the area was devastated by a magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami.

Here to help

(Damir Sagolj, Reuters / March 14, 2011)

President of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Tadateru Konoe (left) walks through rubble in a residential area of Otsuchi. “After my long career in the Red Cross where I have seen many disasters and catastrophes, this is the worst I have ever seen. Otsuchi reminds me of Osaka and Tokyo after the Second World War when everything was destroyed and flattened,” Konoe told Reuters during a visit to the coastal town.

Muddy memento

(Kyodo News / March 14, 2011)

A photograph sits in the rubble in Higashimatsushima City.

Mannequin in the debris

(Toru Hanai, Reuters / March 14, 2011)

The head of a mannequin pokes out of the rubble as rescue workers search for victims in Rikuzentakata,

Searching for victims

(Kyodo News / March 14, 2011)

Rescue workers search for victims in Noda village, Iwate prefecture in northern Japan.

Patrolling the streets

(Brian van der Brug, Los Angeles Times / March 14, 2011)

Natori city firefighters patrol the streets of the town once populated with hundreds of homes, now reduced to several dozen.

Looking through the remains

(Brian van der Brug, Los Angeles Times / March 14, 2011)

A 63-year-old Japanese woman climbs out of the ruins of her Natori home after looking for items which may have survived last Friday’s tsunami.

Recovered portrait

(Brian van der Brug, Los Angeles Times / March 14, 2011)

A 63-year-old Japanese woman brushes debris off a portrait of her father which she found still hanging in of the ruins of her Natori home

Destroyed neighborhood

(Brian van der Brug, Los Angeles Times / March 14, 2011)

Junichi Otomo (right), 43, and his daughter Yui Otomo, 11 stand in front of their home in Natori. They returned to the flattened home for the first time since the quake and barely recognized the neighborhood where the family has lived for decades.

Muddy road

(Brian van der Brug, Los Angeles Times / March 14, 2011)

A couple walks down a muddy street with belongings scavenged from the wreckage of their home in Natori.

Checking the lists

(Brian van der Brug, Los Angeles Times / March 14, 2011)

A woman searches records of survivors at the Natori city hall where victim assistance has been set up.

Reading notes

(Brian van der Brug, Los Angeles Times / March 14, 2011)

A woman looks over notes left for survivors at Natori city hall.

Recharge

(Brian van der Brug, Los Angeles Times / March 14, 2011)

A young woman sits in a darkened hallway while her electronic devices charge at Natori city hall where victim assistance has been set up.

Waders

(Brian van der Brug, Los Angeles Times / March 14, 2011)

A woman walks her bike past waders hanging from a damaged shop in Natori after she retrieved belongings from her damaged home.

Weeping woman

(Brian van der Brug, Los Angeles Times / March 14, 2011)

A woman weeps in an upper window of her heavily damaged home in Natori.

Sweeping up

(Brian van der Brug, Los Angeles Times / March 14, 2011)

A Japanese woman uses a stick to sweep the front walk of her home along the Natorigawa River in Natori, Japan, which was destroyed in Friday’s tsunami.

U.S. assistance

(U.S. Air Force, Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse / March 14, 2011)

A joint team from the U.S. Air Force and Marines conduct a search and rescue flight over Sendai airport. The team is part of the American disaster relief force in Japan to assist with the earthquake and tsunami recovery effort.

Breakfast

(Yuriko Nakao, Reuters / March 14, 2011)

Elderly people who fled from the vicinity of Fukushima nuclear power plant eat rice ball and pickled vegetables at an evacuation center in a gymnasium in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture in northern Japan.

Adrift

(U.S. Air Force, Airman 1st Class Katrina R. Menchaca / March 14, 2011)

A house drifts in the ocean east of Sendai.

Waiting

(Brian van der Brug, Los Angeles Times / March 14, 2011)

A man waits while firefighters pry open his car to look for missing family members after he found the family car in Natori. No one was in the car.

Survivor search

(Nicholas Kamm, AFP/Getty Images / March 15, 2011)

A British rescue worker checks a balcony in a damaged building in Ofunato while conducting operations in the devastated city. Rescue teams from the U.S., Britain and China began assisting in the search for survivors following the devastating earthquake and ensuing tsunami on March 11.

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