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

They are available online at:

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