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  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Tsunamis

    These false-color images taken by NASA’s Terra satellite show the city of Ishinomaki, northern Japan on August 8, 2008 (top) and March 14, 2011. Ishinomaki is one of several coastal cities brutalized by the swirling wall of waves from the tsunami caused by the earthquake that devastated northern Japan on March 11. Water is dark blue in this false-color image. Plant-covered land is red, exposed earth is tan, and the city is silver.

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  • On the ground in Aceh, the best tsunami warning system is memory (+video)

    An 8.6 magnitude quake shook the earth here for several minutes and sent panic through a city that still remembers with vivid clarity that tsunami that swept Banda Aceh in 2004.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Tsunamis

    These false-color images taken by NASA’s Terra satellite show the city of Ishinomaki, northern Japan on August 8, 2008 (top) and March 14, 2011. Ishinomaki is one of several coastal cities brutalized by the swirling wall of waves from the tsunami caused by the earthquake that devastated northern Japan on March 11. Water is dark blue in this false-color image. Plant-covered land is red, exposed earth is tan, and the city is silver.