SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Rann of Kachchh, India

The earthquake that struck western India this January brought water to places that had previously been dry. Shaken by the 7.7 magnitude earthquake, water trapped between tiny grains of sand and layers of mud beneath salt flats was squeezed out and forced to the surface. This water is visible in images from NASA's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) and a perspective image combining data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) and Landsat-7.

These images show how different Earth-observing instruments can provide unique points of view of the same phenomenon.

They are available online at:

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a division of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.

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