The tsunami of Japan could be seen from outer space
March 10, 2012
About a year ago, an earthquake of magnitude 9 degrees on the Richter scale struck northwestern Japan, causing a tsunami with waves over 40 meters that devastated everything and caused more than 19,000 dead.
The astronauts who were on the international space station orbiting Earth about 400 miles up could also see the horror from there.
20 minutes after the earthquake, the tsunami reached the peninsula from the island of Hokkaido in the north to the island of Okinawa, south.
The astronauts and several NASA satellites were able to portray the flooding caused by the tsunami.
Source: La Nación