Sendai flood from space

Here’s a before and after from NASA’s Earth Observation Satellite. Note the clean curve of the coast in the 26 February shot, compared with the jagged appearance from the 12th. BTW, If you click on the pix to get the blown up version, you get a 9MB shot of the whole archipelago, but not much more detail at Sendai. What the blown up version does show is that the flooding appears to have run all along the coast, from Matsushima Airbase, all the way south to Ukedo, about 70 miles (note: Google Maps only recognizes Namie township, inland).


For a different view of the undisturbed coast, here’s a radar mapping image.

And here is a more recent update.


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