In March 2011, Japan experienced a destructive earthquake that caused tsunami waves as high as 40 meters. Here are the pics showing it immediately after the earthquake, in march 2012 and how it looks today two years later.
Powerful Earthquake Followed by Tsunami in Japan (32 pics + 4 videos)
Japan's Recovery Effort From the Tsunami (14 pics)
Japan from Above: Before and After Tsunami (19 pics)
Japan Reconstructed After Tsunami (22 pics)