The AVHRR instrument on Metop-A detected multiple hot spots (warmer than 10 °C) along the north-east coast of Honshu, following a tsunami.
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11 March 2011
Red pixels (warmer than 10 °C against a background of -4 °C over land and +5 °C over sea) possibly mark some of the numerous fires that broke out soon after the earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
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