The MODIS Rapid Response System generates daily near-real-time imagery of Japan,
including GIS compatible formats.
Images are available in photo-like, true and false color
from both the Terra
and Aqua satellites at 2km, 1km, 500m, and 250m resolutions.
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Note: On the day of the earthquake, 11 March 2011 (2011070), both Terra and Aqua flew over Japan before the earthquake occurred.
Images are available in photo-like, true and false color from both the Terra and Aqua satellites at 2km, 1km, 500m, and 250m resolutions.
Our FAQ page provides more information about using these images in GIS or image processing software.
Captioned, interpreted images of this event for educators, the media, and the public are available through the Earth Observatory Natural Hazards section under "Volcanoes and Earthquakes".
Our About Rapid Response Imagery page provides more information on usage guidelines, product quality, and algorithms for this imagery.