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Damage from Earthquake and Tsunami Around Sendai, Japan

38.2N 140.8E

April 16th, 2011 Category: Earthquakes

Nuclear Power Plant

Japan – April 10th, 2011

Sendai 3D

Sendai  is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, and the largest city in the Tōhoku Region.

On 11 March 2011, coastal areas of the city suffered catastrophic damage from a magnitude 9.0 offshore earthquake and the tsunami that it caused.
Although not much damage occurred in the city center, major damage was reported in the coastal areas including Sendai Airport. The tsunami reportedly reached as far as Wakabayashi Ward Office, 8 kilometers (5.0 mi) from the coastline.

The images here were processed by Chelys’ new raw data processor. The main image shows Sendai and its coastal areas, one detail image offers a 3D view of the area, and the other shows the location of a nuclear power plant.

Islands of Japan Day After Massive Earthquake – March 18th, 2011

38.2N 140.8E

March 18th, 2011 Category: Earthquakes, Image of the day

Japan - March 12th, 2011

Damage from Tsunami

10-metre (33-ft) High Tsunami

This image shows the islands of Japan one day after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami afflicted the country. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake occurred at 14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) on Friday 11 March 2011.

The epicenter was 130 kilometers (81 mi) off the east coast of the Oshika Peninsula of Tōhoku near Sendai, with the hypocenter at a depth of 32 km (19.9 mi). Here, the land closest to the quake epicenter is partially obscured by clouds, although the city of Tokyo can be seen clearly to the south.

The earthquake triggered extremely destructive tsunami waves of up to 10 meters (33 ft) that struck Japan minutes after the quake, in some cases traveling up to 10 km (6 mi) inland, with smaller waves reaching many other countries after several hours. Tsunami warnings were issued and evacuations ordered along Japan’s Pacific coast and at least 20 other countries, including the entire Pacific coast of North America and South America.

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