11 Mar '12, 5pm

Effects of the Tohoku Tsunami on the Kitakami River : Image of the Day #NASA

In March 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake—the fourth largest recorded since 1900 —triggered a powerful tsunami that pummeled the northeastern coast of Japan. The earthquake occurred offshore, about 130 kilometers (80 miles) east of Sendai at 2:46 p.m. on March 11. Within 20 minutes, massive swells of water started to inundate the mainland. The tallest waves and most devastating flooding from the 2011 Tōhoku-oki tsunami occurred along the jagged coast of northern Honshu, a landscape dimpled with bays and coves known as ria coast . The steep, narrow bays of ria coasts trap and focus incoming tsunami waves, creating destructive swells and currents that can push huge volumes of water far inland, particularly along river channels. That's exactly what happened in the days before the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) , an instrument on NASA's ...

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