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This Science Feature can be found at: http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/preliminary-magnitude-8-9-near-the-east-coast-of-japan/

 

Last update: 03/14/2011 at 5:35 p.m.

The magnitude 8.9 Japan earthquake has been upgraded to 9.0

Original Post: March 11, 2011

Landsat data, acquired by the U. S. Geological Survey on March 20, 2011 show the Sendai, Japan region.

Landsat data, acquired by the U. S. Geological Survey on March 20, 2011 show the Sendai, Japan region.

The effects of the March 11 magnitude 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami on Japan are being monitored using Landsat satellite data from the USGS.

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