Some impressive images of Japan before and after the earthquake and tsunami hit. The damage water can do is immense.

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Before and After

01. Combination photo shows satellite images of Natori, Japan taken by the GeoEye-1 satellite on April 4, 2010 (L), and on March 12, 2011 after magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the region. REUTERS/GeoEye Satellite Image/Handout

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Before and After

02. A combination picture of satellite images taken by Taiwan

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Before and After

03. A combination photograph of NASA Terra satellite view of northeastern Japan, acquired February 26, 2011 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) shows the Sendai region (top) before the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the country on March 11, 2011 and the bottom image acquired March 12, 2011, reveals extensive flooding in the Sendai region following the earthquake and tsunami. REUTERS/NASA/MODIS Rapid Response Team/Handout

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Before and After

04. Combination photo shows satellite images of Sendai, Japan taken by the GeoEye-1 satellite on November 15, 2009 (L), and on March 12, 2011 after magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the region. REUTERS/GeoEye Satellite Image/Handout

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Before and After

05. Combination photo shows satellite images of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan taken by the GeoEye-1 satellite on November 15, 2009 (L), and on March 11, 2011 after magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the region. REUTERS/GeoEye Satellite Image/Handout

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Before and After

06. The shore of Japan is seen before (L) and after a tsunami hit the area in this combination photo of satellite images provided by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) made available March 13, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan on record struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. Pictures taken September 5, 2010 (L) and March 12, 2011. REUTERS/DLR/Rapid Eye/Handout

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Before and After

07. Japan

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Before and After

08. A combination picture of satellite images taken by Taiwan

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Before and After

09. A combination picture of satellite images taken by Taiwan

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Before and After

10. A combination picture of satellite images taken by Taiwan

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Before and After

11. A combination picture of satellite images taken by Taiwan

Mar 14, 2011