A number of field reports on damage done in the epicentral area are given here.
A report by Shunzuke Otani on Building Damage in Sendai says:
"Miki Shoji Co, a commercial business company, reported building damage statistics by external observation along the Sendai main street; out of 175 buildings
No damage: 95
Some damage, but could be operational in short time: 66
Severe damage, need some time before use: 14
Collapse or tilting: 0
Sendai is the largest city in the affected area. A church in Mito City, Ibaragi Prefecture, suffered severe damage in the tower. A automobile ramp to the roof parking area collapse and killed three persons in automobiles; the ramp is supported by steel columns and connected to the main structure of a super market building." Images of these are shown below.
|Sendai church damage|
|Sendai parking garage damage|