Japan: Satellite Pictures before and after the Tsunami


Japan’s Satellite Image, February 24, 2011
Image Credit: nasa.gov

Landsat Program satellite in cooperation with NASA captured images of Japan before and after the tsunami. The tsunami was an after effect of the magnitude 9 earthquake that had assailed Japan. These images were released, March 17, 2011.


Japan’s Satellite Image, March 12, 2011
Image Credit: nasa.gov

The pictures shows the areas inundated with flood water.  The first image was taken February 24, 2011 before the earthquake and tsunami while the second was taken by the satellite after the earthquake and the tsunami March 12, 2011. Both pictures used false coloring to enhance them.

For more satellite pictures of Japan visit NASA website.

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