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Ishinomaki - Before and After

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A massive earthquake, and subsequent tsunami, struck the northeast coast of Japan on Friday, March 11, 2011. The USGS calculated the magnitude of the earthquake as a 9.0, the fourth largest ever recorded. The tsunami that followed was over 10 meters high in places. Landsat imagery, acquired on March 20, recorded the impact of the tsunami on the city of Ishinomaki, Japan.