Worldview Snapshots is now available! The new low bandwidth web interface will be replacing the Rapid Response Subsets. Users can select custom bounding boxes and imagery layers with the new low bandwidth web interface. Users will be allowed to save their preferences with a URL and come back to the URL to retrieve their imagery of choice. Please transition to Worldview Snapshots as the Rapid Response Subsets will be discontinued soon.

If you are not constrained by bandwidth you can already switch to NASA’s Worldview and Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS), which provides access to the same imagery available in Rapid Response, and many more layers! In Worldview users can create georeferenced image snapshots and download as GeoTIFF, PNG, JPEG or KMZ files – for more information, see the Worldview and GIBS FAQ.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact support@earthdata.nasa.gov.

Japan Earthquake

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".

Usage Guidelines
Our About Rapid Response Imagery page provides more information on usage guidelines, product quality, and algorithms for this imagery.