Google Street View shows buildings damaged by the tsunami in Japan

Exactly a year ago, Google put on the air, in its Street View service, the first images of the destruction caused by the giant tsunami in Japan that showed the world the zones of disasters.

Now, with Street View’s Business Photos technology (which shows the interior of stores), Google has photographed the interior of buildings that have been badly damaged but are still standing.

“We worked with four prefectures in the Tohoku region to photograph more than 30 buildings and today we are bringing these images to Google Maps and our memories site for the future,” published Kei Kawai, product manager for Street View.

The images allow users to walk through buildings and switch between floors to get a visual overview of the extent of destruction caused by the earthquake and tsunami.