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Satellite Images Reveal Earthquake/Tsunami Damage in Japan

April 10, 2011

Imagery in the News: Satellite Images Reveal Earthquake/Tsunami Damage in Japan

Satellite imagery provided dramatic before-and-after perspectives after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami struck Japan’s coast on March 11, 2011. The imagery provided an assessment of the damage seen at the two Fukushima nuclear power plants (Fukushima Daiichi and Fukushima Daini) and in Sendai, a port city in northeastern Japan. The imagery reveals widespread destruction,